Halifax Community College holds pinning
ceremony for Class of 2009 Dental Hygiene and Nursing
Halifax Community College held an Associate Degree Dental
Hygiene and Associate Degree Nursing Graduates Pinning
Ceremony for the class of 2009, May 9. The ceremony was held
after commencement exercises in The Centre.
Dental Hygiene Instructor Catherine Sykes was the dental
hygiene speaker. “Every week, I saw your patients motivated
and educated about their health. …You’ve changed lives here
at Halifax Community College, not only in the Dental Hygiene
clinic with your patients, but in this community,” said
Sykes. “All the lessons you
learned were for your good. All of them were to build your
character. All of them were to build you to be what God
intended you to be.”
Terry Wheeler was the nursing speaker. He emphasized the
need for a caring attitude in equal proportion to learned
skills. “Few patients will ever remember how deftly you
inserted an IV line or how well you inserted a catheter or
how painlessly you gave an injection. What they will
remember is if you say you care about them. Not only do
patients remember that, so do patients’ families. Caring
must come from within yourself.
…Caring must come first,” said Wheeler.
Dental Hygiene graduates were John V. Agar, Dana Allen,
Cailey Auvil, Tracey Marie Bell, Melanie Nehrenberg Box,
Laura Ashley Cottle, Kaylen Edwards, Shannon Frye, Diana
Nicole Fairey, Adriann Lane Gray, Kimberly W. Harris,
Conisha Shonta Rudd, Loretta Joann Spear, Brandy Turner,
Christi Williford, and Ashley Christine Winslow. Special
awards were also presented to these graduates.
Kimberly Harris was recognized for receiving the Academic
from the North Carolina Community College System. The Golden
Scaler Award was presented to Ashley Winslow. The N.C.
Dental Hygiene Academy of Advanced Studies Award went to
Shannon Frye. The Student Total Achievement Recognition or
STAR went to Joann Spear. Conisha Rudd received the
Nursing graduates were Melissa S.
Baker, Kathy F. Bradley, Jessica Fields Brown, Tenika D.
Crew, Paula Shearin Elias, Ashley Strickland Griffies,
Charles R. Miles Jr., Olivia Ashley Parks, Brittney D.
Penfield, Jennifer L. Pilgreen, Renee D. Price, Misty
Rowland, Jason A. Stokes, Aminty E. Whitaker, Shaketa D.
Whitaker, Maria D. Whitney, Carol Bohanon Williams, Jimmy
Williams, and Sara H. Williams.
Photo: HCC Health Sciences Division Chair D.J. Markham,
right, pins Dental Hygiene graduate John Agar during the
pinning ceremony, May 9.
Photo: Nursing Instructor Deborah Hawkins, left, presents
graduate Kathy Bradley with a nursing lamp during the