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MC Associate Degree Nursing program celebrates graduating classDecember 16, 2019

The image to use for this article. Listing image managed through RSS tab. December 2019 Associate Degree Nursing Graduates

The Midland College (MC) Associate Degree Nursing students were pinned at a ceremony on
Thursday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Allison Fine Arts Building Wagner & Brown Auditorium.

The pinning ceremony is a tradition for nursing students, marking the transition from nursing school to nursing practice.

The nursing pin has a long and honorable history. The tradition of pinning began in 1860 when
Florence Nightingale was awarded The Red Cross of St. George by Queen Victoria for her service in
the Crimean War. Nightingale shared this honor with her nursing school students by giving each
graduate a badge. By 1916 the pinning ceremony became an established tradition of nursing schools.

Nursing graduates are: Grace Adewoyin, Genessa Avara, Kellsie Beran, Maria Briceno, Falyn
Chesnut, Haley Cleveland, Alexandria Corpus, Marisol Corral, Sophia Cuevas, Nicole Doelling,
Alaina Granado, Austin Holloway, Victoria Leonard, Alexis Martinez, Madeleine Messer, Stella
Odoyo, Karime Ortiz, Kyle Parker, Marlene Patton, Violet Paz, Francisca Rodriguez, Hissel
Sotelo and Ericka Whittaker.

Students who received special awards are:
Falyn Chesnut – Academic Excellence Award
Falyn Chesnut, Kyle Parker and Marlene Patton – The Wallace W. and Kathleen Irwin Nursing
Scholarship Award.

“We are extremely proud of our graduates,” said Dian White, chair and associate professor of Nursing.  “Each Midland College graduate set a goal, worked hard to be successful, succeeded and is now entering a rewarding career as a professional nurse.”

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