Sixteen graduates of Southern State Community College’s (SSCC) Practical Nursing program were recognized during a Dec. 5 pinning ceremony at the SSCC Central Campus in Hillsboro.
Graduate Brandi Loury opened the evening ceremony with the welcome and introductions.
“We’re proud—and grateful—for the career field you have chosen,” said Dr. Kevin Boys, SSCC president, who welcomed the guests and congratulated the students on their accomplishments in the nursing program.
Dr. Julianne Krebs, director of the SSCC nursing program, introduced the college’s nursing faculty and staff.
“Join us in the excitement and joy as we celebrate the passage of these graduates into the nursing practice,” said Dr. Krebs.
During the pinning of graduates, friends and family members of nursing students were welcomed to join their loved ones on stage and present the graduates with the Practical Nursing graduate pins.
Closing remarks were delivered by graduate Jessica Waldbillig.
The 2019 Practical Nursing graduating class includes the following individuals:
From Adams County: Savanna Davis of Peebles, Alisa Mason of West Union and Hannah Unger of Winchester.
From Brown County: Mikayla Minnix of Georgetown, Tiffany Moore of Ripley, Juliana Patton of Blanchester, Jessica Waldbillig of Mt. Orab and Candice Wright of Mt. Orab.
From Clermont County: Syren Closser of Bethel, Markus Cockerham of Batavia and Amy Jarman of Batavia.
From Highland County: Sarina Brioli of Lynchburg, Courtney Goddard of Greenfield, Brandi Loury of New Vienna and Megan Thompson of Hillsboro.
From Madison County: Melanie Wuebben of Mt. Sterling.
Four of the graduates are members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society and those graduates are Waldbillig, Cockerham, Loury and Moore.
Waldbillig, Cockerham, Loury and Wright received college honors.
For more information about Southern State’s Practical Nursing program, please visit www.sscc.edu/academics/certificate/practical-nursing.shtml. To learn more about Southern State Community College, please call 1-800-628-7722, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sscc.edu.