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Wallace Honors Summer 2017 Nursing Graduates in Pinning Ceremony


Dothan, Ala.—Wallace Community College – Dothan recently conferred credentials upon summer 2017 graduates of the associate degree and practical nursing programs. The graduates, who represent students from the Sparks Campus in Eufaula and the Wallace Campus in Dothan, will help fill employment gaps in the local healthcare workforce. 

Since the first graduating class in 1953, the practical nursing program has produced over 3,900 graduates. The associate degree program has graduated over 4,100 nurses since the initial 1971 class. 

In addition to 213 nursing graduates, 161 students have graduated this academic year from the College’s Allied Health programs, including Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Therapist.  Since the inaugural graduating class in 1953, health programs at Wallace Community College have combined to place almost 14,000 healthcare graduates into the workforce of the Wiregrass area.

Wallace continues to enroll large numbers of prospective allied health and nursing students each semester. More than 40% of the College’s total student enrollment is registered in health sciences or pre-health sciences courses. The nursing programs are approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

For additional information about Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) contact Michelle Blackmon at mblackmon@wallace.edu, or call 334-556-2262. For information about Practical Nursing (PN) contact Hannah Mixson at hmixson@wallace.edu, or call 334-556-2220. Application information for both programs and are available at www.wallace.edu. Application information is available at www.wallace.edu/healthscience_applications.

Graduates of the practical nursing program are:

Ashford: Crystal Peters; Atlanta, GA: Glenda Starling; Bainbridge, GA: Shelia Dawn Brown and Raven Harrell-Groomes; Blakely, GA: Dennis Cawthon; Columbus, GA: Adrienne Taylor Davis; Dothan: Ashley Brown, Shanda Hall, Courtney Jackson, Kim Lovelace, Jamila McClinden, Kelsey Miller, Brittany Mills and Princess Reese; Enterprise: Rebecca Nilson and Lindsey Reynolds; Eufaula: Shelby Bartkiewicz, Cassie Harris and Haylee Herrick; Geneva: Karli Whidden; Headland: Cassundra Knight and Taylor Parrish; Jack: Amy Richardson; Jamaica: Shaniece Stoddart-Gilmore; Malvern: Britnee Davis; Montgomery: Jordan Williams; Opp: Amy Bryant; Ozark: Kayla McDaniel and Ashley N. Peters; Salisbury, MD: Cassandra Williams; Slocomb: Cassidy VanHoose; Union Springs: Neekra Antra Swanson; and Webb: Tiffany Brooke Childree.

Graduates of the associate degree nursing program are:

Abbeville: Konsula Chitty; Ariton: Adam Roberts; Cowarts: Megan Hayes Strickland; Dothan: Jillian Burgoon, Brad Clayton, Gregory D. Drescher and Breana Michelle Money; Enterprise: Cammy Lynn Patience Key, Ashleigh Denise Smith, Tanesha Danyell Smith and Aliesha Moné Hodge; Eufaula: Debra Leeann Doss; Geneva: Laticia Hornsby; Hartford: Dallas Leeann LaChance; Jack: Courtney Michelle Napper; Kinston: Arissa Neely Davis; National Park, NJ: Kelsey Elizabeth Lisitsyn; Ozark: Tara Long and Michael Paul Woodall; Quantico, VA: Caren Bradley; and Waterbury, CT: Sully Velez.

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