WVU-Parkersburg conducts pinning ceremony for nurses

Daniel Thomas speaks during West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s annual fall nursing pinning ceremony Dec. 9 in the College Activities Center.

West Virginia University at Parkersburg held its annual fall nursing pinning ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 9, in the College Activities Center.

The pinning ceremony honors students who have completed graduation requirements for the associate of applied science in nursing.

The ceremony included greetings from Dr. Jane Milley, WVU Parkersburg interim president; Dr. Chad Crumbaker, interim vice president for academic affairs; and Daniel Thomas, student representative. The ceremony speaker was Cindy Carpenter, director of quality services and infection control at Memorial Health Systems.

“Graduating from the nursing program is a significant an honorable achievement,” said Dr. Rose Beebe, Nursing and Health Sciences division interim chair. “Be proud of what you have accomplished.”

Faculty members presented nursing graduates with pins, which was followed by a candle lighting ceremony and the traditional reciting of the “Florence Nightingale Pledge.”

Fall 2017 nursing graduates include: Ashlee Bennett, Mary Brannon, Sierra Burford, Casey Camp, Jessica Casto, Morgan Cochran, Ashley Dragoo, Talia Edge, Amanda Gordon, Kalynn Gwynn, Morgan Hedrick, Katelyn Herrod, Hannah Hinkle, Derin Jabour, Sydney Jones, Shawntay Morrison, Taylor Moss, Jennifer Nance, Natalie Page, Lori Parker, Lindsey Ray, Amy Saxon, Jennifer Shingleton, Daniel Thomas, Sarah Wilson, Katelin Wines.