Northwest-Shoals Nursing Program Holds Pinning Ceremony

By  | May 19, 2017 | Filed under: News

Phil Campbell, AL – Northwest-Shoals Community College Nursing Program honored 62 registered nursing graduates at its pinning ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Director of Nursing, Brittany Humphres, faculty and students participated in the ceremony that included remarks by Dr. Lee, president of NW-SCC; Lisa Allen, class representative; and special remarks by Melissa DeFloor, ECM Patient Care Manager. Remarks were followed by the presentation of the pins, the Nightingale Pledge, candle lighting and a solo by graduate Brady Whitten.

The symbolic tradition of the ceremonial pinning, originated in the 1860s at the Nightingale School of Nursing Hospital in London. The nursing pin the graduates receive is a type of badge, awarded by the program’s faculty as a symbolic welcome into the profession.


The pinning participants were:

Danville, AL Savanna Lee Hill
Florence, AL Kurtis Mallet Blacklidge, Rachel Elizabeth Berry, Brooklyn Taylor Boothe, Kaitlin Jay Brewer, Susan Lynn Dickerscheid, Ashley Marie Eddy, Wendy June Franks, Adam Glenn Holt, Matthew Dwane Johnson, Allison Joan Lee, Ariel Nicole Miller, Benjamin Blade Murphy, Ashley Ruth Purdy, Tristan Taylor Thornton, Doris Michelle Vinson, and Michelle Elaine Young,
Haleyville, AL Stephanie Ruth Boyd
Hamilton, AL Elliott Morgan Gervais, and Desiree Faith Lowery
Iron City, TN Dominic Trey Norato
Killen, AL Claudia Estelle McDuff, and Cassandra Louise Thigpen
Leighton, AL Allyson B. Clarke
Loretto, TN Crystal Marie Rico
Lynn, AL Benjamin Adam Cagle
Moulton, AL Emily Brooke Hood,and  Salli Rae Pitt
Muscle Shoals, AL McKenzie Jane Austin, Caroline Alisha Dale, Steven Matthew Flannagin, Lauren Elizabeth Greene, Mackenzie Lane Kimbrough, Kayla Elizabeth Pickle, Taylor Grace Tidwell, and Nicholas Todd Wallace
Phil Campbell, AL Andrea Danielle Fugate, Shayna Kaye Fugate, Taylor Michelle Morgan, Amye Elizabeth Plumley, and Brady Lee Whitten
Red Bay, AL Jessica Hope Jackson
Russellville, AL Hannah Elizabeth Blacklidge, Sara Marie Davis, Brittany Paige Flanagan, Kayla Brook Frederick, Henrry Rodolfo Garcia, Tanya Marie Goodloe, Ashley Brooke Herring, Jodie Marie Jansen, Maria Martinez, Jeslyn Shayne Parker, and Katie Dakota Taylor
Sheffield, AL Jessi Blackstock Tidwell
Spruce Pine, AL Tabitha Diane Miller
Town Creek, AL Kandi Nicole Collins
Tuscumbia, AL Lisa Gail Allen, Maria Gabriele Howard, Kathryn Lynn Kennedy, Reggie Stewart Melton, and Trendy Sinae Steele
Vina, AL Andrew Thomas Hester

Media Release/NWSCC/Sarah Wright

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