POPLARVILLE – Forty-four Pearl River Community College associate degree nursing students received diplomas and pins in a ceremony held Monday, Dec. 12, at the Brownstone Center in Poplarville.
Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president, presented the diplomas after reminding the graduates to be life-long learners and good representatives of PRCC.
The graduates are now eligible to take licensing exams to become registered nurses.
Robin Correll of Poplarville and Hannah Falls of Picayune were honored for being inducted into Who’s Who Among American Community Colleges. Moriah Ladner of Poplarville received the Leadership Award; Kristi Guarino of Perkinston, Academic Award; and Shana Turnage of Angie, La., Clinical Award.
One-year members of the Mississippi Organization of ADN Students (MOSA) received blue and white cords. They are Falls, Marisol Barajas of Picayune, Taylor Boone of Purvis, Rebekah Broom of Bassfield, Calynn Davis of Poplarville, Heather Delaney of Purvis, Shan’Dreka Hale of Hattiesburg, Amelia Johnson of Bay St. Louis and Victoria Pichon of Picayune.
Two-year MOSA members received cords and medallions. They are Correll, Ladner, Katie Hancock of Hattiesburg, twin sisters Casey Johnson and Courtney Johnson of Picayune, Lauren Julian of Carriere and Drew Smith of Columbia.
Dr. Arlene Jones is director of nursing education and Dr. Karen Taylor is ADN program chair.
The 2016 graduates of the Pearl River Community College associate degree nursing program are, first row from left, Marisol Barajas of Picayune, Taylor Boone of Purvis, Wendy Braun of Poplarville, Rebekah Broom of Bassfield, Shay Burkhalter of Purvis, Robin Correll of Poplarville, Ashley Cortez of Picayune, Brantley Davis of Sumrall, Calynn Davis of Poplarville, Heather Delaney of Purvis, Trevor Dillon Bogalusa, La.; second row, Hannah Falls of Picayune, Shan’Dreka Hale and Katie Hancock, both of Hattiesburg, Amy Harriel of Bogalusa, Jennifer Hosely of Hattiesburg, Kelsey Jenkins of Poplarville, Amelia Johnson of Bay St. Louis, Casey Johnson and Courtney Johnson, both of Picayune, Lauren Julian of Carriere; third row, Moriah Ladner of Poplarville, Dolly Lee of Varnado, La., Zehra Livingston of Hattiesburg, Danci Magee of Bogalusa, Tamesha McDonald of Purvis, Jeffrey McLelland of Hattiesburg, Krista Miller of Carriere, Emily Necaise of Bay St. Louis, Meagan Pearrow of Lumberton, Katelyn Piccaluga of Poplarville, Victoria Pichon of Picayune, Brandie Robbins of Sumrall; four row, Melissa Rounsaville of Petal, Shavon Ryan of Slidell, La., Thomas Shaw of Kiln, Ashly Shelby of Hattiesburg, Drew Smith of Columbia, Shana Turnage of Angie, La., Clayton Ware of Diamondhead, Alivia Whitfield and Erica Wolfe, both of Picayune. Not pictured are Kristi Guarino of Perkinston and Melissa Mahan of Carriere.
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Inductees into the Beta Mu chapter of Alpha Delta Nu associate degree nursing honor society at Pearl River Community College are, from left, Heather Delaney of Purvis, president Hannah Falls of Picayune, Shan’Dreka Hale and secretary/treasurer Katie Hancock, both of Hattiesburg; Amelia Johnson of Bay St. Louis and Erica Wolfe of Picayune. They were inducted and received cords signifying their membership on Dec. 9 in a ceremony in Malone Chapel.
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