College of The Albemarle (COA) held a pinning ceremony for the 2022 Practical Nursing (P.N.) Program on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
The college celebrated 17 graduates during the ceremony which included the presentation of pins, lighting of Nightingale Lamps and reciting of the International Council of Nurses’ Pledge.
Special recognition was given to Lauren Bolton for receiving the Academic Excellence Award and the Program Distinction Award. Giannina Sanchez received the Mildred W. Moore Nursing Excellence Award. Both COA faculty and classmates voted on this honor.
This was the 45th practical nursing class for COA; however, that predates the program coming over from the hospital in 1963. Given the history of both programs, this year commemorates the 59th year the practical nursing program has been available in this region.
The graduating class included students from the following counties: Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans.
Pictured above (L to R):
Top: Lauren Bolton, Dare County; Kenyonita Boyce, Pasquotank County; Airanna Bright, Currituck County; Ashley Elliott, Pasquotank County; Katlyn Elmore, Pasquotank County; Jazmine Knieper, Dare County; Jabria Leary, Herford County
Middle: Kathryn Long, Pasquotank County; Maria Rowe, Currituck County; Giannina Sanchez, Dare County; Sydni Shope, Perquimans; Bobbi Snook, Camden County; Lacie Thornley, Camden County; Ashley Timmons, Pasquotank County
Bottom: Patrice Wall, Pasquotank County; Kenyada Wiggins, Bertie County; Crisanta Williams, Dare County
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