Nursing graduates pinned in ceremony

Jun 6, 2011 | Applied and Natural Sciences, General News

Before pledging to devote themselves to the welfare of those committed in their care, 28 Tech graduates received their nursing pins during the spring pinning ceremony.
Among those 28 that were pinned, eight received awards for excellence:
Outstanding Student Award: Christie Ouchley, of Ruston
Faculty Award: Autumn Newman, of West Monroe
Academic Excellence Award: Cherish Roberts, of Monroe
Clinical Award: Courtney Gregory, of Ruston; Travis Myers, of Minden; and Haley O’Neal, of Ruston
Student Nurse Association Award: Abigail Bowman, of Simsboro
Ruston District Nurses Award: Abigail Bowman and Katarina Beaudion, of Ruston
Other students pinned were as follows, listed by their hometown:
Barksdale Air Force Base: Sara Lay
Bossier City: Richard Choate
Calhoun: Brittney Cloud
Choudrant:  Joy Nolan
Delhi: Justin Bullock
Dubach: Sawyer Avery, Crystal Marshall
Eros: Karrie Jones
Jonesboro: Monty Ireland
Ruston: Amanda Gunter, Nikki Johnson, Manisha Yadav, Marny Young
Saline: Kelli Thomas
Shreveport: Melissa Willett
Vidalia: Lauren Clayton
West Monroe: Jodi Beavers, Hillary Crymes, Julie Pace, Ben Soignier
Army Cpt. Chad Dupre served as the ceremony’s guest speaker. Dupre serves with the Army Medical Professional Command at the 94th General Hospital Unit in Little Rock, Ark.
Written by Taylor Stephens