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COA Holds 45th Annual Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony

ADN Class of 2017
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Twenty Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students received their nursing pins at College of The Albemarle’s (COA) forty-fifth annual pinning ceremony on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Held in COA’s Performing Arts Center, the evening ceremony was a traditional service and included pinning lapel pins, lighting nightingale lamps and taking the International Council of Nurses’ Pledge.

Nursing awards were presented by Dr. Evonne Carter, Vice President of Learning and COA Associate Degree Nursing faculty, Mary Blackburn and Kathy Lawrence. The Academic Excellence Award, presented to the graduate with the highest grade point average in the class, was presented to Aimee Decoskey. The Dr. L. Everett Sawyer Award, presented to the student or students who most exemplifies conscientiousness and zeal for learning, was awarded to Rachel Dickens.

Students receiving the Dr. Zack D. Owens and Martha Anderson Owens Nursing Endowment Scholarship were Corey Balmer, Rachel Dickens and Daniel Griffiths.

COA’s ADN Class of 2017:

Top Row (left to right): Heather Shaw, Dare; Ciara Ross, Perquimans; Aimee Decoskey, Camden; Claire Mumma, Currituck; Corey Balmer, Currituck; Ashley Brickhouse, Chowan; and Heather Hart, Pasquotank

Middle Row (left to right): Penny Clark, Currituck; Lauren Schaan, Sunbury; Daniel Griffiths, Dare; Hillary-Ann Fox, Dare; Chelia Moyer Austin, Pasquotank; Deborah Christiansen, Pasquotank; and Anne Meads, Pasquotank

Bottom Row (left to right): Danielle Sharber, Pasquotank; Hollie Crowson, Pasquotank; Rachel Dickens, Currituck; Ashlie Morris, Pasquotank; Amanda Green, Hertford; and Elizabeth Morrissey, Camden

See more photos of the ADN pinning ceremony on Flickr™.