FLORENCE – Twenty-seven Francis Marion University students crossed the stage to receive their nursing pins on May 5, at a ceremony held in the McNair Science Building’s Chapman Auditorium on campus.
Jeanette Glenn, senior vice president for human resources, education and training at McLeod Health, 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:
Camden: Kristi Ann Harrison † •
Cheraw: Myranda Danielle McDonnell
Conway: Lindsey Victoria Coward
Effingham: Casey Nicole Griffin, Jameson Parker Snead, and Kristen Shannon Wilson
Florence: Crystal Cherie Anderson, Brandi Ranada Beckett •, Adrienne D. Tidwell Benton † •, Shontay Laportica Butler, Hope Alexandria Clarkson †, Nicole Rose Crooks •, Karla Nicole Dennis*** •, Amanda Kristin Jones***, Michelle Carlson McLeod •, Laurie Jane Perry † •, Jennifer Lee Sawyer, Yeolonda Snipes•, and Amber Michelle Yarborough
Johnsonville: Brandi Alyssa Powell
Kingstree: Patricia Anne McMenamin
Marion: Wellons Mace Williams •
Moncks Corner: Brandy Vemetria Young
Mullins: Cristen Danielle Jacobs*** † •
Myrtle Beach: Allysha Denise Cook ◊
Nichols: Melanie Beth Cook** † •
North Myrtle Beach: Leigh Anne Edge
• Student Nurses Association
** Summa Cum Laude
*** Cum Laude
◊ NSNA (National Student Nursing Association)