Last Wednesday evening, May 9, during National Nurses Week, Midland College (MC) recognized
45 graduating Associate Degree Nursing students during a pinning and candle lighting
ceremony at the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.
The graduating class included 30 students who were enrolled in MC’s traditional two-year
registered nurse preparation program and 15 vocational nurses who were enrolled in
the registered nurse transitional program.
“All of these students are commended for their dedication and perseverance,” said Dr. Carmen Edwards, MC dean of Health Sciences. “They will make a positive impact on healthcare and the lives of their patients.”
According to Edwards, the students are well prepared to pass the National Council
Licensure Exam to become registered nurses.
Graduates of the traditional registered nursing program are Renan Aranda, Morgan Ashton, Corri Castaneda, Bridget Castillo, Brittney Coffman,
Isaac Corral, Joseline Corral, Lisa Dagley, Ashritha Enukonda, Joseph Garza, Francisca
Gonzalez, Austin Hall, Tamara Hall, Adriana Hernandez, Sarah Imken, Kody Leonard,
Trisha Martin, Eliza Martinez, Lindsey Mosley, Kaylee McLain, Katelyn McGhehey, Heather
Northcutt, Tara Pickens, Celeste Ramirez, Blanca Regalado, Whitney Rivers, Kelsey
Rodriguez, Darlene Salinas, Kirsten Valdez and Valerie Villa.
Graduates of the vocational nursing to registered nursing transitional program are
Kimberly Bautista, Sandy Hayes, Cassidy Helmers, Luz Hernandez, Anita Kavosi, Linda
Martinez, Melanie Melendez, Monica Mendoza, Emmanuel Murisa, Jessica Murphy, Aryana
Sanchez, Jose Soto, Imelda Vera, TaShawnda Walker, and Lauren Watson.
U.S. military veteran Kody Leonard, who graduated from the traditional program, opened the ceremony by leading the The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag. The evening concluded with a reception hosted by Midland Health.