POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River Community College’s 2020 class of Practical Nursing graduates were honored in a unique way Monday with a drive through pinning ceremony on the Poplarville campus.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to honor our student’s success today,” PRCC Vice President for Forrest County Center, Allied Health and Nursing Dr. Jana Causey said. “While it’s not exactly what we would like, we do feel like, considering the circumstances, we were able to give each student their moment.”
Practical Nursing instructors were able to cheer on their students from a distance as a family member of the graduate performed the pinning. A total of 42 students make up the Practical Nursing graduating class with 23 being pinned during the ceremony.
“Today we were fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize each of these graduates for their many accomplishments,” PRCC District Wide Practical Nursing Department Chair Dr. Melissa Bryant said. “Practical nursing is a very challenging program, even without the difficulties related to a global pandemic. These graduates endured and succeeded.
“As they get ready to embark on their careers as practical nurses, we can all feel reassured knowing that each will practice nursing in the Wildcat Way with pride, respect, class and character. Wildcats Never Quit.”
Graduates are as listed:
PTK- Phi Theta Kappa
NALPN- National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses
NTHS- National Technical Honor Society
Bassfield: Zykira Betts; Tikerreya Daniels; Cora Johnson, Class Photographer
Beaumont: Faith Hinton, PTK member; DeAndra Wade, PTK member
Columbia: Keisha Payton, Angel Stingley
Ellisville: Patricia McCullum, NTHS member
Foxworth: Santrice Youngblood
Franklinton: Kirsten Barber
Greene County: Sheila Breyer, Class Chaplain
Hattiesburg: Maria Barber, Class Event Planner; Taylor Marie Frey; Anjelica Hamilton; Samantha Hogan; Latasha Holmes, PTK member; Tyreaunna Horn; Tamar Johnson; Latoya Jones; Tara Mitchell, PTK member; Airrielle Parker, NTHS member; Destiny Sanders, NTHS member; Aqura Wilson, Class Vice President and PTK member
Heidelberg: Jasmine McGill, PTK member
Lucedale: Djenaba Burrage
Lumberton: Kelsey Bullen, NALPN and PTK member; Haven Kiser, NALPN member
New Augusta: Brennon Carter; Destinee Williams, PTK, NALPN and NTHS member
Pearl River: Caitlin Sixkiller, PTK member
Perkinson: Megan Spiers, NALPN member
Picayune: Melanie Cantarelle; Candi Huskey, NALPN member; Ariel Meyers, NALPN and PTK member; James Williams Jr, NALPN and PTK member;
Poplarville: Gabrielle Benefield; Bailey Jones, NALPN member
Purvis: Makayla Morgan, NALPN member; Bailey Simmons, NTHS member; Lezley Wycheleski, Class Treasurer
Taylorsville: Jessica Ducksworth
Seminary: Jarmard Keys, PTK member
Pearl River Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran status, or disability. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or to request accommodations, special assistance, or alternate format publication please contact Tonia M. Seal, Director of Admissions and Records/ ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator at P.O. Box 5559, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1060 or Maghan James, Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator at P.O. Box 5805, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1132.