PDCCC nursing students celebrate during special ceremony

Published 7:22 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Megan Smith of Suffolk, left, and Laura Vick of Zuni celebrated the completion of the LPN program.
Courtesy Lucy Little

By Wendy Harrison


Paul D. Camp Community College’s Department of Nursing and Allied Health recently honored its graduating class of students in the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Registered Nursing (RN) programs by holding a special pinning ceremony. Lead Instructor for the Associate Degree Nursing Program Trudy Kuehn served as guest speaker.

Kuehn created a PowerPoint presentation that humorously highlighted “Nursing School through the Lens of Memes.”

Kuehn, known as “Mrs. K: by the students, has more than 30 years of experience as a nurse. She attained her BSN from The Ohio State University and earned her MSN from Old Dominion University with a specialty in Critical Care.

Special awards were presented during the ceremony. The following LPN students received class honors:

• Clinical Nursing Excellence Award-Megan Smith

• Nursing Academic Excellence Award-Laura Vick

The following RN program students received class honors:

Academic Excellence Award-Katrissa Bennett

Nursing Clinical Excellence Award-Keshonta Banks

Mentorship Award-Candace Triplett

Dr. Candace Rogers Excellence in Leadership Award-Tori Ricks

Florence Nightingale Award-Bonnie Burns

Ann Pinner “One Bite at a Time” Award-Carin Wade

For more information about the PDCCC Nursing and Allied Health programs, email Tasha Taylor at ttaylor@pdc.edu.

WENDY HARRISON is the public relations specialist for Paul D. Camp Community College. She can be reached at wharrison@pdc.edu.