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Wallace Honors Fall 2017 Nursing Graduates in Pinning Ceremony


Dothan, Ala.—Wallace Community College – Dothan recently conferred credentials upon fall 2017 graduates of the associate degree and practical nursing programs. The graduates, who represent students from the Sparks Campus in Eufaula and the Wallace Campus in Dothan, will help fill employment gaps in the local healthcare workforce. 

Since the first graduating class in 1953, the practical nursing program has produced over almost 4,000 graduates. The associate degree program has graduated over 4,200 nurses since the initial 1971 class. The fall 2017 associate degree class was the largest class to graduate in one semester.

Since the inaugural graduating class in 1953, health programs at Wallace Community College have combined to place almost 14,000 healthcare graduates into the workforce of the Wiregrass area.

Wallace continues to enroll large numbers of prospective allied health and nursing students each semester. More than 38% of the College’s student enrollment is registered in health sciences or pre-health sciences courses. The nursing programs are approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

For additional information about Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) contact Michelle Blackmon at mblackmon@wallace.edu, or call 334-556-2262. For information about Practical Nursing (PN) contact Hannah Mixson at hmixson@wallace.edu, or call 334-556-2220. Application information for both programs and are available at www.wallace.edu. Application information is available at www.wallace.edu/healthscience_applications.

Graduates of the practical nursing program are:

Abbeville: Hayli Harvill; Ashford: Erica K. Best; Bonifay, FL: Erica Rae Hudson; Caryville, FL: Tammy Bryant; Cottonwood: Geneva Anderson; Donalsonville, GA: Latika Green; Dothan: Barbara Chapman, Wafa Ladadwa and Tenille McCauley; Elba: Markia Reese; Enterprise: Tara C. Brzezinski and Brooke Smith; Eufaula: Mary Purcell, Meagan Storey and Crystal Williams; Fort Rucker: John R. Miras Jr.; Headland: Jennifer Hope Culpepper; Kinsey: Laurel Conway; Luverne: Megan Chandler; Midland City: Vero Esin, Stacy Marie Perry and Megan Quincy; Midway: Adrianna Mack; Newton: Jessica Little; Ozark: Ashley Dickens and Megan Kelly; Rehobeth: Ja’kera West; Samson: Tori Pridgen McIntyre and Maureen Piper; Troy: Bridget Fuller and Phillip Lee; Union Springs: Cynthia Bowen and Joi Owens; Webb: CC Wiseman; and Wicksburg: Elizabeth Justice.

Graduates of the associate degree nursing program are:

Ariton: Tanja Mast and Samantha Prestwood; Ashford: Tracy N. Kirkland; Brooklyn, NY: Crystal Okonkwo; Brundidge: Sandi Walters; Chancellor: Jamison Gay; Clopton: Michelle Jennings; Colquitt: Mallory Brackin, Joni Hopson and Kyla Moye; Cowarts: Dominique Garrard; Daleville: Aimee Offutt; Destin, FL: Chip Sanders; Dothan: Zubair Ansari, Beth Branch, Tonya Burks, Kimberly Dean, Rachel Godwin, Brittany Gutzmore, Ashley Hodgdon, Sarah Kamleh, Caitlin Turvin Lee, Cindy Majors, Brooke Martin, Taylor Norris, Crystal Ortiz, Morgan Overby, Laura Pry, Chanda Roberts, Koneshia Shipman and Kelsey Smothers; Enterprise: Mercedes Baker, Jessica Ann Brown, Hannah Easley, Lindsey Ethridge, Alison Marler, Melissa Seay and Megan Zientek; Eufaula: Dedra Bellamy and Brittany Bungay; Fort Gaines, GA: Latrenda Davis; Geneva: Kayla Mathis and Lindsey Sessions; Gosnell, AR: Danielle Kendle; Greensboro, NC: Angela Bryant; Hartford: Shannon Bass, Jordan Holster and Chasida Wilson; Headland: Brooke Lorraine Dyer and Brandi Simpson; Hot Springs, AR: Regan Castle; Las Cruces, NM: Megan R. Madson; Midland City: Casey Underwood; Moscow, Russia: Anastassia Baker; Opp: Stacy Nawlin; Orlando, FL: Ann Hunter and Erica Wilson; Ozark: Sequoyah Allen, Christina Gaile Burniston, Nichole Carter, Jordan Dooly, Brittney DuBose, Olivia Hughes and Bianca Varney; Phenix City: Marilyn Marie Dozier; Slocomb: Billy Maddox, Kimberly Pitts, Kyli Silavent and Tara Kristine Bloom; Sneads: Brittany L. Arnold and Brandy Deanna Pittman; Taylor: Desiray Myracle; Wicksburg: Chad Wells.

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