NRCC nursing students receive degrees and pins in annual ADN graduation ceremony

Forty-seven students in the 2022 associate degree nursing (ADN) class at New River Community College received their NRCC nursing pins and associate degrees at a ceremony at the college in Dublin, Va. on May 11 at 6 p.m.

This is the 19th graduating class of associate degree nurses at NRCC. The graduates are now eligible to take the registered nurse licensing exam.

Dr. Lorrie Coe-Meade, coordinator of nursing programs at NRCC, presided at the event. Nursing student Justine Farlow presented remarks on behalf of the 2022 nursing class.

Other nursing faculty participating in the ceremony included Wendy Hay, Michelle Keister, Debra Massaro, Caitlin Reed, Jessica Windle, and Helen Wolfe.

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 2022 graduating class of associate degree nurses at NRCC includes Alaina Lauren Anderson, Savannah Elizabeth Bandy, Kayla Oliver Blankenship, Ashley Tolley Bower, Amber Dawn Caldwell, Kierston Emily Chandler, DruAna Blaise Dalton, Serena Michelle Davis, Mariam Ibrahim Dean, Scotti Brieann Diamond, Amanda Dawn Donley, Summer DeQuino Duncan, Debra Rorrer Eanes, Kayla Nicole Early, Justine Burcham Farlow, Logan Helms Giantonio, Kristen Amber Greene, Erika Dawn Hall, Hayley Noelle Hall, Breanne Jeanette Hamblin, Kayla Sutphin Harris, Rechell LeeAnn Hutchens, Sydney Claire Jackson, Shannon McCoy Lowry, Stephanie Anne Tesoro Mendoza, Kerrie Rebecca Miller, Sarah Lauren Minnick, Noell Elizabeth Neice, Claire Elizabeth Nichols, Paul Camillo Papadatos, Lauren Jessica Patteson, Kelly Nicole Perdue, Ariana Yessenia Perez, Christie Dawn Perry, Stephanie Erin Quesenberry, Shametrias Deseree Raymond, Julie Ann Rhudy, Hanna Nichole Rucker, Ivy Elizabeth Schafer, Baylee Annmadison Short, Alyssa Belle Smith, April Dawn Smith, Jonathan Thomas Springfield, Caitlyn Brianna Stepp, Sara Nicole Trent, Nicholas Joseph Troitino, and Claire Neupert Wilson.

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Pulaski County nursing graduates: Row 1: Breanne Hamblin, April Smith, and Scotti Diamond Row 2: Ana Dalton, Justine Farlow, and Summer Duncan (NRCC photo)