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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. 

Nursing students after receiving their pins during a ceremony at Beck Field House

New nursesstudents earning their associate degree in registered nursing were recognized at the spring pinning ceremony held at Beck Field House on the Wallace Drive Campus.