Nunez Community College held its Fall 2021 Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 16. (Pictured, front row, l-r) are Michelle Ducote, Hailley Bertucci, Robin Treadway, Kadeesha Lewis, Jamila Nelson, Brittani Dorsey and Yentl Stewart Lebrane. (second row, l-r) are Catrina Brown, Tawanda Otis, Amanda Morgan, Alexis Mendoza, Twiyana Moore, Keionta Norman, Daejanae Jackson and Erin Randolph. ( third row, l-r) are Holly Landry, Terianette Brown, Courtney Franklin, Krystal Johnson, Natasha Dennis and Madison Kenna.
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Nunez Community College celebrated the graduation of 23 future healthcare heroes Dec. 16 at its Fall 2021 Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony.
The Graduates are Hailley Bertucci (Violet), Catrina Brown (Waggaman), Terrianette Brown (Harvey), Natasha Dennis (New Orleans), Brittani Dorsey (Marrero), Michelle Ducote (Slidell), Courtney Franklin (New Orleans), Daejanae Jackson (Kenner), Krystal Johnson (Marrero), Madison Kenna (Chalmette), Holly Landry (New Orleans), Nick Lang (New Orleans), Kadeesha Lewis (Chalmette), Alexis Mendoza (Chalmette), Twiyana Moore (New Orleans), Amanda Morgan (Slidell), Jamila Nelson (Violet), Keionta Norman (New Orleans), Tawanda Otis (Harvey), Erin Randolph (New Orleans), Yentl Stewart Lebrane (Metairie), Robin Treadway (Gretna), and Indya Walden (New Orleans).
Three graduates were recognized with awards during the ceremony, which can be viewed on both the Nunez Facebook and YouTube pages.
Erin Randolph of New Orleans was presented with the Spirit Award, which is voted on by students in the graduating class to recognize a student who has motivated them during their time together.
“Erin has made not only every student, but every instructor, laugh consistently through his entire nursing program,” said Lauren Winters, Director of Nunez’s Practical Nursing Program.
Natasha Dennis of New Orleans was presented with the Academic Achievement Award for earning the highest GPA in the class in nursing courses.
“Natasha has always gone above and beyond in her academics to ensure that she was knowledgeable on all topics covered,” said Winters.
Finally, Amanda Morgan of Slidell was presented with the Florence Nightingale Award for the student chosen by Nunez’s nursing faculty who best demonstrates the qualities associated with the founder of modern nursing.
“Amanda has always been thorough, not only in her course work but at the bedside. Her patients, their families and her clinical instructors have praised her compassionate spirit,” said Winters.
Registration is currently open for the Spring 2022 semester at Nunez. Classes begin Jan. 18.
Nunez Community College is a student-centered institution that delivers relevant and innovative curriculum integrating the arts, sciences, and humanities leading to academic credentials and workforce opportunities. Nunez serves a vital role in the community by engaging with partners to support student success and personal growth. Nunez Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas.