Northeast State recognized its newest class of Nursing program graduates at the 2017 Spring Pinning Ceremony held May 5 at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts at the Blountville campus.
The graduating class of more than 50 students received their nursing pins. Members of the Nursing faculty affixed the pins for students on stage. The students also made the Nightingale Pledge for service to their profession. Northeast Nursing graduates of 2016-17 are listed below.
Amanda Alford; Alixandria Allen; Mathew Allen; Stacey Andis; Katie Barnette; Kimberly Beach; Katherine Blair; Alyssa Brackins; Kim Campbell; Tasha Carrico; Rachel Casey; Nikki Christian; Brandi Church; Rebekah Cloyd; Morgan Durant; Cara Dykes; Jessica Edwards; Audra Emmert; Jennifer Fair; Angel Fugate; Whitney Gilliam Brackins; Caitlin Gleason; Megan Gresham; April Grizzle (Gillenwater); Amber Hardin; Angela Hite; Hannah Hudson; Ashlee Johnson; Donna Jones; Sandra Kahl; Chris Ketron; Angelique Krupsky; Hannah Leonard; Courtney Lewis; Tracey Lewis; Jordan Lovelace; Tiffany Mathews (Case); Brittany McMillian; Hannah Mobley; Blaise Ndikum; Marah Newell; Natalie Newton; Heather Oaks; Cierra Payne; Darcy Paz; Penelope Pearce; Christina Perkins; LeAnna Reynolds; Brooklyn Rice; Jennifer Russum; Amanda Slagle; Ruth Smith; Judith Spitznas; Terra Sproles; Emily Street; Keisha Thompson; Sara Watson; and Keela Whetsel.
The pinning ceremony provides a symbolic welcoming of new nurses into the profession. Each graduating student received the Northeast Nursing pin on his or her white lab coat signifying completion of the associate of applied science degree.
Judith Spitznas was named Outstanding Student in the Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nurse curriculum. Tracey Lewis earned the Outstanding Student Award for the traditional Registered Nurse curriculum.
The Nursing students graduating this spring will receive their diplomas on May 9 at the College’s commencement ceremony scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the East Tennessee State University/Mountains State Health Alliance Athletic Center on the campus of ETSU in Johnson City.