NRCC Nursing School Graduates 42 Students
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.
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.
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.
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.