DUBLIN – Bladen Community College graduated its largest associate degree nursing class ever in May, with a pinning ceremony for 20 nursing students. The service included remarks by Dr. Barbara Synowiez, chair and professor of nursing at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, who encouraged students to “believe in yourself, because dreams really can come true.”
Graduating students included: Farrah Nicole Bertrand (class president), Audrey Michelle Britt Blue (class secretary), Leah Brooke Brockmeyer, Toni Dianne Burney, Lindsey Victoria Caulder, Jalyssa Chavis, Rebecca Arlisha Dove, Tarshialonda Irena Harris, Monica Pena Hernandez (class treasurer), Catherine Kennedy Johnson, Kimberly Ann Johnston, Jada Lincoln McGirt, Melinda Ann Norris, Samantha Sara Oswald, Amanda Kay Rea, Tosha Waddell Rogers (class vice president), Logan C. Seals, Justin P. Swett, Sydney Hall Thompkins and Deena Kay Whitney (class photographer).
Bertrand spoke to the attendees, remarking, “the moment we have been working for is happening right now.”
Whitney and Blue shared the Professional Nursing Award and Brockmeyer was recognized with the Highest Grade Point Average Award.
Marshalls for the occasion were Sarah Mills, Erin Tatum-Merritt, Tracy Lassiter and Jessica Stanley.
The nursing program at Bladen Community College continues to grow the workforce with highly-skilled professional nurses. For more information about careers in Allied Health, call Sharron Thomas at 910-879-5532.
Cathy Kinlaw is the public information officer for Bladen Community College.