The Central Carolina Community College Louise L. Tuller School of Nursing Practical Nursing program held a Pinning and Candle Lighting Ceremony for the Class of 2019 on Wednesday, July 17, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center in Sanford, N.C.
Barbara Campbell, CCCC Nursing Department Chair, gave the welcome and led in the Pinning. Consuela Blaizes (Practical Nursing Program Director) and Elizabeth Ryan (Nursing Faculty) led Special Awards and Presentation. Consuela Blaizes led Presentation of Flowers. Theresa Cebulski-Field (Nursing Faculty) spoke on the Significance of the Nursing Cap and Pin. Christopher Bailey (Nursing Faculty) introduced the graduates.
Student Remarks were by Tameca Austin and Lakiste Greene. Invocation and Benediction was by Yolanda Ray of the Class of 2019.
This was the first cohort that contained a day and evening program, which increases the number of graduates to meet the critical shortage in the nursing profession.
Members of the CCCC Practical Nursing Class of 2019, with their home towns listed: Amy Albert (Sanford), Thomas Alston (Goldsboro), Tameca Austin (Dunn), Patty Bethea (Sanford), Andrea Castellanos (Cameron), Ashley Cibak (Sanford), Donna Cummings (Dunn), Yashakeema David (Hoffman), Yolanda Davis (Rockingham), Shaneshia Dawkins (Lillington), Amanda Diggs (Fuquay-Varina), Danielle Downey (Sanford), Lilia Flores (Sanford), Nicole Frank (Benson), Jill Galster (Siler City), Lakiste Greene (Sanford), Dana Griffin (Cameron), Amanda Hill (Bunnlevel), Kaitlyn Hughey (Spring Lake), Rinalda Johnson (Lillington), Lori Jordan (Garner), Josie Lopez-Godinez (Raleigh), Kalyn Mangum (Sanford), Porche’ Martin (Sanford), Donyetta McBride (Clarkton), Dominique Moore (Fayetteville), William Moore (Pittsboro), Jason Pajuoja (Spring Lake), Kristal Person (Siler City), Bianca Price (Smithfield), Celestial Railey-Lauver (Erwin), Yolanda Ray (Broadway), Mitzi Rivera (Sanford), Elisabeth Sams (Sanford), Khadijah Sanders (Fayetteville), Kelsey Scott (Bennett), Claire Sigmon (Raleigh), Savannah Spell (Roseboro), Elizabeth Stokes (Benson), Tamara Suggs (Cameron), Sophia Taylor (Raleigh), Julia Wallace (Siler City), and Jasmine Wilson (Spring Lake).
For more information about the college’s Practical Nursing program, visit http://www.cccc.edu/curriculum/majors/nursing/Nursing-Department/ .