FLORENCE – Twenty-seven Francis Marion University students crossed the stage to receive their nursing pins on Dec. 17 at a ceremony held in the McNair Science Building’s Chapman Auditorium on campus. Fourteen are students who participated in the university’s RN to BSN program.
Julia Ball, dean of the University of South Carolina’s (Aiken) School of Nursing, 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.
Grduates by hometown are as follows:
Bennettsville: Mary Ellen Gliarmis
Bowman: Krystal Nicole Shuler
Darlington: Angela Renee Page
Effingham: Christy R. Pee*
Florence: Valorie Wainscott Barrett†*, Lauren Annette Bailey, Lauren Elizabeth Brown, Rebecca A. Dodmead*, Latoyha Tamara Jackson, Bonita D. Johnson*, Brenda Kay Perry†*, Marcus L. Simmons†*, April Shawn Lockamy Sims*, Elneicia Shandrea Stuckey*, Leigh Ann Woods, Dorothy R. Yarborough*
Georgetown: Latasia Nicole Belin
Hemingway: Chasity B. Garman†*
Johnsonville: Jennifer Marie Huggins
Lake City: Elizabeth M. Epps*, Jordan Rhodes Matthews*
Lamar: Tiffany Patrice Allen, Shalondrice Michelle Ward
Lugoff: Morgan Michelle Sanders†*
Marion: Sherita Monique Crawford, Annette Edwards*, Ross Davin Wise
*RN to BSN Program
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