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Spring 2019 Nursing Graduates Honored at Pinning Ceremony

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Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
804-594-1530
hwalker@jtcc.edu

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Heather Busch
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Released on May 16, 2019

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Surrounded by the family, friends, faculty and staff who supported them, nearly 30 students excitedly celebrated their completion of the John Tyler Community College Nursing Program. The accomplishments of Tyler’s newest nurses were recognized during a Nursing Pinning Ceremony held May 10, 2019 in the Multipurpose Center at Virginia State University. Tyler nursing alumna Susan Wingler, who is the director of clinical operations for Chippenham and Johnson Willis Hospitals, delivered the keynote address. During her address, Wingler encouraged Tyler’s new nurses to remember the importance of compassion, to include a patient’s family when providing care, to remember to help future nursing students, and to never underestimate the impression you may have on someone. 

The nursing graduate candidates recognized during the ceremony are (zip codes appear next to name):

Stephanie Bailey (23875)
Katherine Bass (23114)
Jourdan Beasley (23803)
Stephen Butler (23225)
Phoebe Coleman (23222)
Madeline Davis (23230)
Lindsay Doyle (23832)
Brandi Edwards (23139)
Emily Goldsmith (23841)
Alesia Hebb (23114)
Bryson Henry (23002)
Tyanny Hernandez-Mosso (23150)
Beverly Hetrick (23113)
Sonja Hirschinger (23220)
Kaitlyn Hull (23113)
Brittany Johnston (23834)
Ashley King (23112)
Joanna Lonergan (23235)
Demetria Mann (23236)
Casey McCormick (23112)
Kelly McPhipps (23116)
Flora Njugi (23236)
Anna Robertson (23047)
Jordan Stephens (23834)
Meredith Thompson (23113)
Brian Toney (23832)
Megan Weast (23114)
Ebony West (23805)
Sarah Zawedde (23059)

Pinning dates back to the 1880s. The pin, given to graduate candidates, symbolizes the school of nursing where the students earned their clinical experience, achieved academic credentials and began their socialization into the profession. The ceremony marks the completion of that rigorous training and is often viewed with the same importance as commencement. 

John Tyler Community College offers more than 60 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 14,300 students during the 2017-18 academic year. It also assisted more than 7,000 learners through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between Tyler and Reynolds community colleges. 

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