Louisiana Tech holds nursing pinning ceremony

The Louisiana Tech University’s Division of Nursing held its Pinning Ceremony for spring 2021 graduates on Friday in Howard Auditorium. (Photo by EMERALD MCINTYRE)

Press release

Thirty-nine graduates received their professional Louisiana Tech nursing pins May 21, as Tech’s Division of Nursing held its Pinning Ceremony for the Spring 2021 graduates in Howard Auditorium.

Each student was presented a commemorative Nightingale Lamp provided by Northern Louisiana Medical Center. The Pinning Ceremony culminates in the recitation of the Nightingale Pledge by the students.

Following spring commencement, the graduates become eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States and Canada, to become Registered Nurses.

The 39 graduates are as follows:
• Shelby Anders
• Kendall Berney
• Sierra Black
• Elizabeth Booth
• Aubree Bouwel
• Cameron Brown
• Bradley Clift
• Brianna Coleman
• Dalton Cook
• Katy Craighead
• Alyssa Deason
• Caleb Edwards
• Tiffany Dodson
• Mandi Gresham
• Kamryn Hamilton
• Brandon Hearn
• Lucas Hebert
• Hayden Holley
• LeeAnn Jones
• Riley Kennon
• Carley Kiper
• Micah Little
• Raven Meshell
• Ainsley Osbon
• Cora Pudwill
• Karen Roller
• Anna Claire Russo
• Grady Sevier
• Emily Sharp
• Natalie Sims
• Emma Smith
• Sarah Snyder
• Rebecca Speed
• Madison Thomas
• Shannon Toddy
• Lauren Tompkins
• Rita Tullos
• Kimberly Tumey
• Ronni Peyton Wolfe

Special awards winners honored during the ceremony were:
• Academic Excellence: LeeAnn Jones
• Nursing Tenets of Tech: Mandi Gresham
• Spirit of Patient Care: Dalton Cook, Kimberly Turney, Rebecca Speed, Kamryn Hamilton
• Teamwork and Collaboration: Mandi Gresham
• Ambassador Recognition: Dalton Cook, Kamryn Hamilton, Sarah Snyder


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