OCtech Holds Pinning Ceremony for ADN Class of 2017

Photo of Associate Degree Nursing Class of 2017
Pictured are, bottom row, left to right, Maci Ott, Ashlin Taylor, Adrienne Haselden, Britni Adams, Kristine Lute, Aunja Provence; second row, Sallye Jameson, Amanda Rider, Krystle Chitty, Haley Smith, Nicole Ross; third row, Felicia Smith, Ciera Bell, Natalee Geherin, Christy Brown, Elizabeth Clark; fourth row, Shannon Rowland, Ashley Ayer, Victoria Wright, Caitlin Crider; fifth row, Horizan Morrison, Thelma George, Natalie Hurley, Kaitlyn Chavis, Rachel Galloway, Samantha Whittle; sixth row, Ryan Noll, Jordan Lesh, Arkida Bostick, Charity Brunson, Damian Jones; seventh row, Candice Collins, Haley Bozard, Robert McClary, Corey Smith, David Crabb; and back row, Erica Dukes, Christopher Kinard, Laura Grimsley and Sara Hutto.

The Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Associate Degree Nursing program held its annual pinning ceremony Monday, May 15, at First Baptist Church of Orangeburg.

During the ceremony, 40 registered nursing graduates received their pins. Keynote speaker was Connie Varn, retiring ADN program coordinator and longtime nursing instructor at the college.

Samantha Whittle received the award for highest GPA, and Thelma George was honored for achieving the second-highest GPA and received the Delura R. Knight Spirit of Nursing Award. Also receiving special honors were Laura Grimsley, President’s Award; Corey Smith, Leadership Award; Candice Collins, Clinical Excellence Award; and Amanda Rider, Best All-Around Award.

In addition, seniors who served as officers or delegates in the OCtech-Student Nurses Association were presented with a blue-and-white honor cord to be worn at graduation.

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