Tech pins 36 new nurses in winter ceremony

Feb 28, 2022 | Alumni, Applied and Natural Sciences, General News, Students, Tech Family

The Louisiana Tech University Division of Nursing held a Pinning Ceremony for the Winter 2022 graduates Feb. 25. Thirty-six students received their degrees at Winter Commencement Feb. 26.

The graduates – listed by hometown – are as follows:

  • Alexandria – Peyton Williams
  • Baton Rouge – Mackenzie Reeves
  • Benton – Beth Ann Glovier, Abby Smith, Anna Clare Toms
  • Bossier City – Ellie Adams, Maggie Alexander, Meloney Welch
  • Burleson, Texas – Dafni Pearson
  • Calhoun – Skyler Hill
  • Columbia – Maura Roberts
  • Downsville – Selena Navarro
  • El Dorado and Sheridan, Arkansas – Sydni Crisalli
  • Forked Island – Kenzie Gaspard
  • Grand Cane – Abigail Davis
  • Jonesboro – Machaela Morris
  • Minden – Jenni Nguyen, Kirsten Parker, Elizabeth Stone
  • Monroe – Ashleigh Cann
  • Natchitoches – Tabitha Dove
  • New Iberia – Marie Resweber
  • Shreveport – Ashlon Bumgardner, Summer Netterville, Lainey Ward
  • Sterlington – Ellie Nale
  • Ruston – Logan Caver, Jazmin Cirilo, Macy Goss, Lynzi Henry, Joshua Norred, Hannah Ward, Jack Witherspoon
  • West Monroe – Ally Dunn, Emily Smith
  • Winnfield – Savannah Green

Members of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society were presented cords: Ashlon Bumgardner, Ally Dunn, Summer Netterville, Dafni Pearson, Mackenzie Reeves, Emily Smith, Anna Clare Toms, Peyton Williams, and Jaquereon Witherspoon.

Graduates who were members of the Student Nurses’ Association were recognized with the presentation of cords.

Here are Friday’s special awards and winners:

  • Academic Excellence: Lainey Ward
  • Nursing Tenets of Tech: Hannah Ward
  • Spirit of Patient Care: Ashlon Bumgardner and Joshua Norred
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Dafni Pearson
  • Military Service Recognition: Kenzie Gaspard – Learn more

Each student was also presented a commemorative Nightingale Lamp provided by Northern Louisiana Medical Center. Following successful completion of the NCLEX-RN National licensing Exam, the graduates are Registered Nurses.