Nursing Students Honored in March 10 Pinning Ceremony at SCC

March 26, 2012

Graduates of the 2012 Practical Nursing program at St. Charles Community College were honored Saturday, March 12, in a pinning ceremony celebrating the culmination of their nursing education.

Nursing Students Honored in March 10 Pinning Ceremony at SCC

SCC nursing student graduates cite the Florence Nightingale Pledge after receiving their nursing pins at the SCC pinning ceremony on March 10.

The pinning is a symbolic welcoming into the profession. At the ceremony, graduates were given the opportunity to dedicate their successes to their friends and family, instructors and classmates. They also recited as a class the Florence Nightingale Pledge.

St. Charles graduates were Katie Brawner, Carrie Hardin, Linda Molitor, Esther Njenga and LaPortcia Thomas. O’Fallon graduates were Greta Banks, Jennifer Cain, Lisa Carroll, Kristine Hallemeyer and Stacey Le. St. Peters graduates were Jeannine Williams and Kate Williams. St. Louis graduates were Michaela Kain, Hee Jong Kim, Stephen Kinyanjui and Hannah Ntaoti. Florissant graduates were LaTonya Fort, Jamie Kassing, Nara LaGrone, Dorota Majczyna and Irene Njogu. Wentzville graduates were Trish Coleman and Kelly Flanagan.

Other graduates include Virginiah Chege of St. Ann, Tammiell Gates of Maryland Heights, Elena Haefner of Dardenne Prairie, George Mathai of Ballwin, Samantha Owen of Defiance, Gabriela Ramos of Kirkwood, Dara Starr of Hazelwood, Sandy Tschannen of Weldon Spring and Annabelle Vohsen of Foristell.

Graduates are awarded a certificate of achievement in practical nursing and are eligible to apply for the Practical Nurse Licensing Examination. The Practical Nursing Program at SCC prepares licensed practical nurses to administer safe, patient-centered nursing care in beginning staff nurse roles in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, doctor's offices and other health care facilities and home settings. For more information about the program, contact Russlyn St. John at 636-922-8287.

Established in 1986, St. Charles Community College is celebrating 25 years as a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit

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