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65 vocational nursing students receive pins

Published or Revised May 12, 2006

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Teresa Hines, left, was presented the Hopkins-Nicholas Award at PJC LVN pinning ceremonies for outstanding classroom and clinical work. Ramon Marrero, center, was given the Metamorphosis Award for improvement throughout the program. At right, Pamela Simpson maintained the highest average among students in the class.

Sixty-five vocational nursing students received their pins during ceremonies held Thursday at First Baptist Church.

Marcia Putnam, Director of Health Occupations, gave the welcome and introduced college administrators and faculty members.

The Hopkins-Nicholas Award for outstanding performance in both classroom and clinical training went to Teresa Hines of Clarksville. Hines was also one of five students recognized for perfect attendance.

Raymon Marrero of Hagensport was given the Metamorphosis Award for exhibiting the most growth throughout the entire LVN program. Pamela Simpson of Point had the highest grade point average.

Cindy Barrientos of Lone Star, Amy Luna of Sulphur Springs, Stephanie Stringer of Clarksville, and Kevin Ryan of East Lyme, CT, all had perfect attendance, along with Hines. This signifies that throughout the entire program these students had no absences or tardiness for class, clinicals or any scheduled nursing appointments.

Students receiving pins and their home towns are:

Paris: Amanda Akard, Patricia Anderson, Erica Barnes, Ymeka Baty, Samantha Beggs, Heather Braswell, Beige Davis, Susan Dearinger, Kasy Edwards, Terry England, Kinya Gaudin, Cynthia Glover, Karen Grose, Sonya Hall, Sherri Herron, Regina Hevron, Leslie Main, Jaime Reaves, Shalunda Smith, Allen Temple, Alaina Vest, Kendra Waldroup, Quenyet Williams, Jenci Wright

Austin: Megan Helms

Bagwell: Camilla Ward

Blossom: Brittany Ballard

Bogata: Donna Smith

Bonham: Stephanie Dennis, Jill Temple

Caddo Mills: Sandra Brummet, Caren Moore

Campbell: Khira Majewski

Celeste: Dustin Wilson

Clarksville: Brittney Crawford, Teresa Hines, Stephanie Stringer, Carrie Townes

Commerce: Rolonda Henry

Cooper: Doretha Chambliss

Cumby: Monica McElvy

Dallas: Nancy Williams

Detroit: John Arthur Castleman

Greenville: Mary Barber, Jan Gammage, Lisa Herndon, Zarina Klopova, Dana Sadler

Hagensport: Ramon Marrero

Ladonia: Robby Cox

Lone Star: Cindy Barrientos

Plainview: Jenny Moreland

Point: Jennifer Carroll, Pamela Simpson

Sulphur Springs: Rebecca Garcia, Marilyn Hicks, Amy Luna

Woodland: Samantha McCoin

Oklahoma graduates include Terry Bingham, Valliant; William Rawls, Hugo; Tammy Sharrock, Antlers.

Out-of-state students completing the program were Leslie Jones, San Jose, CA; Kevin Ryan, East Lyme, CT; Sharayah Smith, Wichita, KS; Traci Hamilton, New Orleans, LA; and Meredith Osterbuhr, Lebanon, TN.

Vadim Lukahsenok, originally from Riga, Latvia, also received his pin.

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