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8/17/2013 - ESCC holds Pinning Ceremony for nurses - Click here to print this information

Melfa, VA Eastern Shore Community College held a Pinning Ceremony for practical nursing program graduates August 9 in the colleges Workforce Development Center. The guest speaker was Jeannette Edwards, the Chief Human Resource Officer at Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc.. Clinical instructors, Peggy Bennett, RN, BSN, MEd, and Nancy Schwartz, RN, presented a pin to each graduate and conducted the candle lighting ceremony.

Linda Pruitt, RN, BSN, MS, presented special awards to graduating students. Recognized for academic achievement with the highest grade point average were Amanda Thomas and Stephanie Carlton. Nicole Crockett and Meagan Billman Were recognized for being the best clinical bedside nurses.

Ida Zuniga, representing the family of Anne Craft, also made a special presentation to Craft-Crumb Scholarship recipients, Amanda Thomas and Brittany Ofano. The Craft-Crumb Scholarship was established by the family of Anne Craft and is awarded to Accomack County practical nursing students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

The Practical Nursing graduating class included: Amy Amadeo, Meagan Billman, Rachael Blomquist, Stephanie Carlton, Carrie Crockett, Nicole Crockett, , Vycki Midgette, Nicole Purnell, Brittany Ofano, Morgan Parker, and Amanda Thomas

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