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Fall 2018 Pinning Ceremony


Wallace Honors Fall 2018 Nursing Graduates in Pinning Ceremony

Dothan, Ala.—Wallace Community College – Dothan recently conferred credentials upon fall 2018 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 4,000 graduates. The associate degree program has graduated over 4,400 nurses since the initial 1971 class. 

In addition to 116 nursing graduates, 23 students have graduated this academic year (2018-2019) from the College’s Allied Health programs, including Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Therapist.  Since the inaugural graduating class in 1953, health programs at Wallace Community College have combined to place almost 14,200 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 40% of the College’s total 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:
Bainbridge, GA: Kassi Green; Brundidge: Brittany Smith and Charity Thomas; Columbia: Sydney  Graves; Daleville: Niki Keller and Iris Tatum; Dothan: Justin Baker, Alyse Driskell, Dedra Galloway, Rea Henderson, Stella Patrick, Megan Sampson, Caitlyn Smith, Assanatou Touray and Shonda Wright; Elba: Tory Daniels; Eufaula: Shelayium Williams; Geneva: Kisha Strickland; Hartford: Angela Johnston and Amanda Smith; Headland: Brantley Bridges; Newton : Chelsea Park; Opp: Roxanne James; Ozark: Shanice Howard and Jennifer Moore; Troy: Lori Anna Davis and Haley Hughes; and Union Springs:
Angelica Byrd.

Graduates of the associate degree nursing program are:
Ashford: Callie Makayla Clark, Jenna Brooke Dixon, and Crystal Lynn Peters; Bainbridge, GA: Briona Kentrell Bracken, Nicole Shree Gadson, and Ebony Nicole Spear; Bonifay, FL: Erica Hudson Godwin; Brantley: Shayna Witherington Prescott; Chipley, FL: Katie Michelle Griggs; Colorado Springs, CO: Jessica Marie Sanabria; Columbus, GA: Wallonda Tenise Pittman and Aaron Ward; Cottonwood: LaKisha Tamiko Capehart; Daleville: Monica Susan Phillips, Brandon Louis Smith, and
Kayla Leann Smith; Darlington, SC: Kellie James; Dothan: Jessica Michelle Bush, Bailey LeighAnn Clark, Chelsea Kaye Collins, Sydney Christina Franklin, Brianna Griggs, Kailyn Briana Hamm, Heather Brooke Kilty, Bernadette Marjorie Lee, Kathryn Kylie Massey, Kaitlyn Brooke McCurley, Bridgette Peters, Jessica Renay Shuemake, Taylor Anne-Marie Simmons, Lillie Claire Skeen, Anna Marie Slay, Emily Rebekkah Spivey, Nita Thomas, and Brenna O’Connor Mele; Echo: Jennifer Leigh Snell; Elba: Cammie Athelle McCollough; Enterprise: Jacobie Cecelia Cheeseboro, Taylor Elaine Druse, Haley Elizabeth Kirkland, Jessica Paige McCallister, Lindsey Danielle Reynolds, Lucy Marie Sconyers, and Brittany Grace Strickland; Eufaula: Ashley Nicole Clark, Lindsey Nicole DeFee, Monica Fryer, and Lisa Gail Kelly; Fort Rucker: Jennifer Kuryla; Geneva: Angela Diane Archer and Karli Jolene Whidden; Goshen: Megan Elizabeth Johnson; Graceville, FL: Shea Danielle Fowler; Grand Ridge, FL: Wendi Michelle Wagner Johnson; Headland: Anna Nichole Adams, Erica LeighAnn Clements, Jennifer Rebecca Locke, and Beth Amy Peterson; Heathsville, VA: Riviera Shardae Carter; Jack: Kelli Deanea Behrens; Kinsey: Mysti Elizabeth Buryk; Luverne: Calem Ryan Sanders; Malvern: Stacey Ellen Shirah; Marianna, FL: Mallory Beth Merrifield, Sharhae Amanique Williams, and Ashley Denise Wilson; Midland City: Holly Lawrence Christiansen; Montgomery: Angela Ifeoma Azubuike and Shiamber Leann Waits; Napier Field: Brittaney McLean Wray; Newton: Andrea Farmer and Ashley Breanna Jackson; Ozark: Amanda Nicole Brownfield, Kayla Ashton Love, and Tiesha Olivia Monae Smiley; Pinckard: Brittany Nichole Cook; Quincy, FL: Tynecia LaShey Gaymon; Rehobeth: Erin Morgan Cirulli; Samson: Melanie Wise Adkison, Kelsey Danae Miller, and Tori Pridgen McIntyre; Skipperville: Amber Louise Rogers; Slocomb: Cassidy Lynn VanHoose; Sneads, FL: Angelica Benitez Rodriguez; Stow, OH: Jillian Lee Tilghman; Troy: Lasheka Shenelle Pennington and Mollie Ann Sims; Wexford, PA: Carlen Victoria Brown.

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