2017 Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremonies
August 17, 2017 – On July 27 and August 1 of this year, Southeastern Technical College (STC) presented 18 Practical Nursing graduates with pins of completion on the Swainsboro and Vidalia Campuses, respectfully.
Graduates from the Swainsboro Practical Nursing program are Ali Deal from Millen, Heather Johnson from Kite, Monica Moseley from Twin City, Rebecca Sonder from Swainsboro, Alisia Johnson and Chelsea Taylor from Statesboro, Ariana Croft from Tarrytown, and Michelle Jones from Wadley.
The Vidalia graduates of the Practical Nursing program are Ann Wooley and Melanie Hosmer from Hazlehurst, Michelle Davis from Rochelle, Erin Brown from Reidsville, Audrey Tharpe from Mount Vernon, Brittany Garcia, Nicole Powell, Morgan Clifton, Rebekah Anderson, and Emily Plante from Vidalia.
Dr. Silvia Rozier, a 1976 graduate from STC’s LPN program, was the guest speaker for the Swainsboro ceremony. She currently works on the faculty of East Georgia State College as the Director of their Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
Dr. Rozier encouraged the graduates to look forward to their future but to be grateful for the sacrifices they have had to make to get to this day. She reminded the graduates of the responsibilities that will be presented to them with the career they have chosen.
“Know what you know, but know also what you do not know,” states Dr. Rozier. “These things you do not know could be the key to your success or the key to your failure. So, know that you have made it here today, but understand you do not know all of that which is to come.”
Guest speaker Dr. Chelsea Tehan, graduate of Florida State University and practicing Pediatrician at Vidalia Children Center, implored the students on the Vidalia campus to strive for excellence in their career.
“You have been given a great foundation of knowledge for this career,” states Dr. Tehan. “However, being a great nurse means you must be willing to learn and grow every day. So don’t stop learning; be great nurses.”
For more information on STC’s Practical Nursing program, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.
Top photo shows graduates from the Swainsboro Campus: TOP ROW (left to right): Ali Deal; Heather Johnson; Monica Moseley; Rebecca Sonder. BOTTOM ROW (left to right): Alisia Johnson; Chelsea Taylor; Michelle Jones; Rebecca Prigeon. Not Pictured: Ariana Croft
Bottom photo shows graduates from the Vidalia Campus: TOP ROW (left to right): Melanie Hosmer; Nicole Powell; Morgan Clifton; Rebekah Anderson; Emily Plante. BACK ROW (left to right): Ann Wooley; Michelle Davis; Erin Brown; Audrey Tharpe; Brittany Garcia.