Laughter, tears and fond memories filled Tri-County Community College’s Enloe Multi-Purpose Room during the Region A Nursing Consortium Pinning Ceremony on May 10 at the main campus in Peachtree.
“I want to thank each of you for your dedication and service to our communities,” said Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, president of Tri-County Community College. “I am so honored to celebrate your accomplishments tonight.”
Thirty-five students from Haywood and Tri-County Community College received their nursing pins in acknowledgement of completing their associate in applied science degree.
Students were also given the opportunity to share their favorite memories and thank those who helped them throughout their educational journey.
“The masterminds of our success were always our faculty,” said Stacey Stewart, Tri-County Community College nursing student. “They held us to the highest standards of excellence, and we are all now better nurses because of them.”
Students and faculty also acknowledged Deb Hogan, who is set to retire from Tri-County Community College after 33 years of service in the nursing program this May.
After receiving their pins, each student lit a candle as a symbolic tribute to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, before reciting the Nightingale Pledge.
“I want to congratulate each of you on reaching this point,” Hogan said. “We are all extremely proud of you.”
For more information about Tri-County Community College’s nursing program, call 837-6810.
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