PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program honored 62 registered nursing

NW-SCC President Lee addresses nursing graduates and guests at 2017 ADN Pinning Ceremony

graduates at its pinning ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

NW-SCC 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