PINNING CEREMONY FOR CLASS OF 2008
|HCC Health Sciences Division
Chair D.J. Markham (center) pins Dental Hygiene
graduate Stephen Daniels during the pinning
ceremony, May 10.
|Nursing Instructor Kelly
Harvey (center) presents graduate Samantha
Arrington with a nursing pin during the
Halifax Community College
held an Associate Degree Dental Hygiene and Associate Degree
Nursing Graduates Pinning Ceremony for the class of 2008,
May 10. The ceremony was held after commencement exercises
in The Centre.
Dental Hygiene Instructor Ruth Glisson was a keynote
speaker. “Dare to always be the best you can be,” she said.
“People who burn out are those who've become complacent and
have lost the energizing thrill that comes from a personal
quest to discover the question to their own life questions.”
She stressed living life to the fullest, daring to truly
live life, being proud of oneself, being passionate about
the profession, being proactive and believing in oneself.
HCC alumna and Halifax Regional Medical Center Emergency
Care Center staff nurse Sheree Jenkins was the second
keynote speaker. She emphasized the great need for more
nurses, more nursing faculty and training facilities. She
also discussed the roles of nursing including that of
patient advocate and protector. “As a nurse, you must be
able to bring a special understanding to all those entrusted
to your care,” she said. A graduate of the program 25 years
ago, Jenkins had another reason to celebrate the day. Her
daughter, Kristie Wommack, graduated from the program this
Dental Hygiene graduates were Katherine Anderson, Christina
Aycock, April Barrier, Jennifer Brown, Michelle Butler,
Stephen Daniels, Stephanie Duke, Dawn Godfrey, Erica
Gregory, Rosalyn Johnson, Stacey Kenyon, Michelle Kemp,
Carrier Spencer, Adrienne Batten Vester, and Victoria Wester.
Nursing graduates were Samantha Arrington, Jessica Brown,
Regina Brown, Julie Campbell, Cynthia B. Davis, Laquita L.
Edwards, Bridgette Ferguson, Stephanie Horvath, Darlene
Hughes, Annette Jordan, Ashley H. Long, Debra Miller, Sherri
Moseley, Angela G. Myrick, Rebecca Patrick, Marchella
Sanders, Jennifer C. Terry, Beth White, April Wilkins,
Stephanie Williams, Kristie Wommack, and Tashauna R. Wright.