Wednesday, August 6, 2014

ECCC Practical Nursing Program Graduates

Careers in the healthcare field await the above graduates of East Central Community College’s Practical Nursing Program, who received special recognition at the annual pinning ceremony held Tuesday, July 29 2014, in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur campus. Students who completed the 12-month program and their respective hometowns include (first row, from left) Savannah Hillman, Conehatta; Brooklynn Paige Boyette, Noxapater; Tratia Foster, Meridian; Candace Irine Bradley, Rose Hill; Alyssa Norwood and Miriam Williams, both of Decatur; Stephanie Hope Linch, Louisville; Sharonnie Barney, Bailey; and Callie Craig, Carthage; (second row, from left) Arianna Creekmore, Philadelphia; Hope Ware, Union; Jenah Brown, Meridian; Amy Ishee, Bay Springs; Heather Hannah, Louisville; LaShondra Hall and Brittani Rhoney, both of Meridian; Ashleigh Hutson, Pulaski; and Ashley Green and Crystal Carter, both of Meridian; Allyson Nichols, Morton and Hadley Shea Tate, Philadelphia; and (third row, from left) Christy Wilson, instructor; Tommy Kelley, Meridian; Kelli Dailey, Decatur; Natalia Jones, Pachuta; Conashya Headd, Louisville; Tony Alford and Sean Johnson, both of Forest; Vicki Brown (Practical Nursing Student of the Year), Carthage; Lauren Humphries, Decatur; and Theresa Cole, instructor. A tribute to deceased classmate Chris Ganaan of Carthage was provided by Vicki Brown and Stephanie Hope Linch. Ganaan, who lost his life earlier this year in an automobile accident, was described “as a joy to be around. His smile could brighten the darkest room and he will forever be missed. May each of us remember what a compassionate, caring young man Chris was, one who would have made an amazing nurse. Tonight we accept these pins in honor of Chris.” For more information, contact Denita Thomas, dean of healthcare education, at 601-635-6294. (EC Photo)