NRCC Nursing School Graduates 42 Students

Montgomery County NRCC Nursing Graduates
Montgomery County: MONTGOMERY COUNTY
1st row from left: Christine Joan Hill, Madeline C. McGuire, Nikkie Jo Reese, Alexandria Marie Hunter and Ashlyn Sheyanne Alexander
2nd row from left: Rachel Elizabeth Rasschaert, Jessica E. Meredith, Bridgett McKenna Blankenship, Samantha Kimana Moore and Kayla Danielle Stepp.
3rd row from left: Brooke Amber Musselman, Ashley Nicole Puanani Willard, Morgana F. Adkins and Andrew Patrick Kurdila
4th row from left: Amber Reed Stevers, Jennifer Lynne Rogers, Jessica Christin Nikkel and Katherine Elizabeth Saylors

Forty-two students in the 2018 associate degree nursing (ADN) class at New River Community College received their NRCC nursing pins and their associate degrees at a ceremony at the college May 9.

This is the fourteenth graduating class of associate degree nurses at NRCC. The graduates are now eligible to take their registered nurse licensing exam.

Dr. Lorrie Coe-Meade, nursing program director, presided at the event.

Pulaski County NRCC Nursing Graduates
1st row from left: Jessica D. Henwood, Kirsten Ann Krantz, Kari Ray Perfater and Brittany Nicole Lawson
2nd row from left: Leslie Page Dillow, Miranda Brooke Sowers, Brittney Marie Dao, Casey Hope Alley and Amberlyn Arleena Alexander

Veronica Stump, director of nursing services at Carilion Giles Community Hospital was the keynote speaker.

Other nursing faculty participating in the ceremony were: Kelly Brown, Mia Copeland, Dommetae Sohrabi and Robin Troxel.

NRCC’s president, Dr. Pat Huber conferred the degrees. Others participating in the graduation and pinning ceremony were Dr. Peter Anderson, vice president for instruction and student services, and Dr. Mark Rowh, vice president for workforce development and external relations.

Radford NRCC Nursing Graduates
1st row from left: Erika Rubi Martinez, Brittany Renee Keene and Lora Diane Johnson
2nd row from left: Sharon Agee Oliver, Kevin Gregory Cook and Allison Hope Lowe

Ending the program, Dr. Graham Mitchell, professor of psychology and religion, led a Blessing of the Hands ceremony with nursing faculty and students to bring “healing and wholeness” to the nurse’s touch.

Floyd County NRCC Nursing Graduates
From left: Melissa Dawn DeJesus and Rebecca Sweeney Harman

The 2018 graduating class of associate degree nurses at NRCC include:

Morgana F. Adkins, Blacksburg; Amberlyn Arleena Alexander, Dublin; Ashlyn Sheyanne Alexander, Christiansburg; Casey Hope Alley, Pulaski; Bridgett McKenna Blankenship, Christiansburg; Peter A. Chudzik, Pembroke; Emilee Marie Comer, Princeton, W.Va.; Kevin Gregory Cook, Radford; Brittney Marie Dao, Pearisburg; Melissa Dawn DeJesus, Floyd; Leslie Page Dillow, Dublin; Kayla Adams Duncan, Salem; Rebecca Sweeney Harman, Floyd; Jessica D. Henwood, Christiansburg; Christine Joan Hill, Blacksburg; Alexandria Marie Hunter, Blacksburg; Lora Diane Johnson, Radford; Brittany Renee Keene, Radford; Kirsten Ann Krantz, Pulaski; Andrew Patrick Kurdila, Blacksburg; Brittany Nicole Lawson, Dublin; Allison Hope Lowe, Radford; Erika Rubi Martinez, Radford; Madeline C. McGuire, Pilot; Jessica E. Meredith, Riner; Samantha Kimana Moore, Blacksburg; Brooke Amber Musselman, Christiansburg; Jada Joy Nguyen, Christiansburg; Jessica Arminta Nichols, Salem; Jessica Christin Nikkel, Christiansburg; Sharon Agee Oliver, Radford; Kari Ray Perfater, Dublin; Rachel Elizabeth Rasschaert, Riner; Nikkie Jo Reese, Elliston; Whittney Renae Reid, Roanoke; Jennifer Lynne Rogers, Christiansburg; Katherine Elizabeth Saylors, Riner; Miranda Brooke Sowers, Radford; Kayla Danielle Stepp, Christiansburg; Amber Reed Stevers, Blacksburg; Sierra Michelle Thomasson, Roanoke; Ashley Nicole Puanani Willard, Springfield.