"I really just want to be able to make a difference in someone’s life even if it’s for one day or just to bring a smile to their face.” Christen Berry Skinner

Because of Wallace

Christen Berry Skinner is a 2019 summa cum laude graduate from the Wallace Community College nursing program. The Slocomb native was recently selected to represent the Auburn University School of Nursing as student marshal at the December 2021 commencement where she will receive her Bachelor of Science in nursing. Christen has practiced as a registered nurse for two years and will begin studying for her Master of Science in Nursing with plans to continue her education by earning a Doctorate of Nursing Practice with the goal to be a nurse practitioner and nurse educator.  “I decided to become a nurse because I have a passion for caring for the sick and those in need,” says Christen. “I grew up in a family full of nurses and health care workers. When I was 15 a family member I was close to became very sick. I decided then that I wanted to step up and provide compassionate care for others like the nurses that cared for my family member so many years ago. I really just want to be able to make a difference in someone’s life even if it’s for one day or just to bring a smile to their face.”

WCCD is proud that Christen chose Wallace as the first step in pursuing her calling!