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Gadsden State Health Sciences Division Holds Pinning Ceremony

GADSDEN, ALA. – The Gadsden State Community College Division of Health Sciences recognized students earning their associate degree in registered nursing during a recent pinning ceremony.

The 2022 program graduates are:

ALEXANDRIA – Alan Lemire, Misty Rosser

ALTOONA – Amber Nash

ATTALLA – Robbie Bush, Tonya Harwood, Brian Galimore, Scotty Smith

BOAZ – Alyssa Ellis

BOWDON, GA. – Chandler Stephens, Morgan Wood

CARTERSVILLE, GA. – Amanda Messer

CENTRE – Tessa West

FRUITHURST – Makayla Ollis

GADSDEN – Ryanne Gaskins, Angel Harvey, Spencer Higgins, Brianna Voytek

GLENCOE – Autumn Robershaw

JACKSONVILLE – Mallory Bell, Ericka Calderon, Britney Martin

OHATCHEE – Jessica Moore

OXFORD – Jose Olivares

PIEDMONT – Tristen Barnwell

RAGLAND – Tiffany Bowman

RAINBOW CITY – Kristina Blume, Josh Hamilton

ROME, GA. – Bryan Gilmore, Dalina McCarley, Kirsten Schabert

SAKS – Julia Hall

SOUTHSIDE – Caitlin Clem

SPRINGVILLE – Sheyanne Butler, Avery Kelley

WEDOWEE – Darciss Walker

WOODLAND – Casey Daniel, Cammie Jordan

Students presented with awards for achievement during the ceremony included Roberta Bush, recipient of the highly-coveted Florence Nightingale Award, which recognizes those who are the most committed to caring and compassionate nursing care. She was also the featured student speaker at the pinning ceremony.

The Excellence in Academic Achievement Award recognizes the nursing graduate having the highest grade point average. The spring 2022 recipient was Ericka Calderon.

Tristen Barnwell, Sheyanne Butler, Brian Galimore, Josh Hamilton, Spencer Higgins and Darciss Walker, all received the Academic Achievement Award, recognizing those students with above-average grades and performance.

Kristina Blume and Roberta Bush were recognized as Alabama Area Health Education Center Scholars after completing the AHEC-sponsored program. The program is designed to enhance the education and training of current health science students committed to serving Alabama’s rural and underserved populations. AHEC Scholars participate in a two-year program completing both academic and community-based experiential training over and above their regular curricula with a focus on preparing them to care for Alabama’s medically needy populations. During this time, AHEC Scholars engage in team-based clinical experiences to enhance their knowledge and competence in the core areas of inter-professional education, behavioral health integration, social determinants of health, cultural competency, practice transformation and current and emerging health issues.

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