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Vocational and Associate Degree nursing students receive awards

Published or Revised January 12, 2017

PJC nursing awards

At top, PJC vocational nursing award winners included, from left, April Hanson, Hopkins Nicholas Award; Megan McAvoy, Metamorphosis Award; and Katie Harrington, Highest Average Award. Center, top, vocational nursing perfect attendance awards went to, from left, Malisa Beck, Debby Clanton, Anna Watson, Briana Schroeder, Victoria Long, Lauren Coursey, Angela Thompson, Haley Perry, Katie Harrington, liberty Minshew, Haley Hostetler, Collin Thomas, and Alicia Harris. Center, bottom, PJC associate degree nursing awards went to Nicki Dawson, Metamorphosis Award; Angel Cox, Student Choice Award; Regina Ford, Outstanding Clinical Student Award; and Jackie Davis, Academic Achievement Award. Bottom, PJC associate degree nursing students receiving perfect attendance awards were, from left, Bailea Bankson, Jaycee Wilkerson, Jvon Davis, Karla Ugalde, Amy Leija, Kaity Edwards, Addie Elliott, Colleen Holcomb, and Tyra Frazier.

Paris Junior College vocational and associate degree nursing students received awards during pinning ceremonies held at Paris Junior High School’s Weger Auditorium on May 12.

Louisa Kessel, St. Joseph’s Community Foundation Executive Director, congratulated the pinning candidates and presented them with a rose at both ceremonies for PJC’s surgical technology, medical records coding and vocational nursing programs held that day.

In the vocational nursing ceremony, the Hopkins-Nicholas Award for outstanding performance in both classroom and clinical training went to April Hanson of Greenville. The award for highest grade point average went to Katie Harrington of Paris. Megan McAvoy of Greenville received the Metamorphosis Award for exhibiting the most growth through the entire vocational program.

Vocational nursing student perfect attendance awards went to Malisa Beck of Sulphur Springs; Debby Clanton of Ladonia; Liberty Minshew of Sumner; and Lauren Coursey, Katie Harrington, Alicia Harris, Haley Hostetler, Victoria Long, Tiffany Moore, Briana Schroeder, Collin Thomas, Angela Thompson, and Anna Watson, all of Paris.

At the associate degree nursing student ceremony, the Academic Achievement Award for highest grade point average went to Jackie Davis of Bigelow, Ark. The Outstanding Clinical Student Award was given to Regina Ford of Paris.

The Metamorphosis Award for exhibiting the most growth through the entire associate degree nursing program went to Nicki Dawson of Greenville. The Student Choice Award, chosen by peers for the student best representing the nursing profession, went to Angel Cox of Paris.

ADN perfect attendance recognition went to Jvon Davis of Lebannon, Ore.; Addie Elliott of Lake Creek; Tyra Frazier of Los Angeles, Calif.; Amy Leija of Spring; Karla Ugalde of Commerce; Jaycee Wilkerson of Petty; and Bailea Bankston, Kaity Edwards, and Colleen Halcomb, all of Paris.

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