The 18 graduating associate degree nursing students at Rockingham Community College held their capping and pinning ceremony May 8 at 6 p.m. in the RCC auditorium. It is a special ceremony for those entering the nursing field.
Each year during the ceremony, individuals are chosen to receive special awards. This year, Austin Reis was selected to receive the Faculty Award, given to the student who most demonstrates positive leadership qualities, initiative, care in the clinical setting, and pronounced improvement in his/her academic performance and grade-point average. Lana Shively was selected by her classmates to receive the Peer award, which is given to the student(s) who is seen as a student role model and who represents the kind of graduate nurse his/her peers would choose should they need nursing care.
Candidates of the 2013 Nursing Class are listed below by city of residence:
Eden – Anna Frye, Justin Mize, Austin Reis, Susan Willis, Sheyanna Withers.
Elon – Sarah Cox.
Greensboro – Stevie Foust.
Madison – Heather Cope, Clara Shelton.
Mayodan – Faith Sims.
Reidsville – Tonya Cassell, Erica Clark, Sarah Purdy, Hannah Yount.
Ruffin – Lana Shivley.
Sandy Ridge – Emily Jones.
Stokesdale – Cheryl Hash.
Summerfield - Amanda Wilkinson.