FLORENCE – Thirty-three Francis Marion University students crossed the stage to receive their nursing pins on May 1, marking the end of their education in the college’s Nursing Program and the beginning of their career as nurses. These students are the second class to graduate from FMU’s Nursing Program since the transfer of control from the Medical University of South Carolina.
The Nursing Pinning Ceremony took place in Lowrimore Auditorium on FMU’s campus.
James P. Dickey, clinical assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, was the guest speaker. Fred Carter, FMU president, and Sylvia R. Lufkin, chair of the Department of Nursing, also addressed the students.
The pinning ceremony is a way to formally recognize students upon completing the program.
Graduates by hometown are as follows:
Andrews: Jennifer Kay Hooks
Bennettsville: Pamela Anita Mack
Cheraw: Danielle Leigh Grooms
Columbia: Gabrielle Ann Bush
Coward: Ashley Dangerfield McClam
Darlington: Courtney Leigh Dowling
Florence: Maighdlin Williams Anderson, Monique Denelle Miles, Whitney Alice Ortega, Stuart Wendell Sarvis, Vajiehah Shami, Ashley Marie Keefe, Pamela Nicole Valone, Kayla Marie Zorn
Georgetown: Christine Nicole Paschal
Hartsville: Ashley Perry Bryant, Laura Elizabeth Gilbert
Johnsonville: Heather Danielle Tanner
Lake City: Ashley Lanter Miles, Laura Cole Ruthven
Latta: Robyn Michelle Brigman
Little River: Juliemar Gonzalez-Bonilla, Lindsey Elizabeth Grainger
Loris: Tisha Michelle Brown
Marion: Alison Nicole Davis, Kimberly Dixie Richardson
Myrtle Beach: Sara Ann Moyer, Nathan Drake Huffaker
Olanta: Jennifer Suzanne McKenzie
Pamplico: David Legare Miller
Society Hill: Brande Edneater Jackson
Summerton: Timothy Patrick Oliver
Sumter: Natisha Nicole Sanders
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