Blakely, Ga. – Nine Bainbridge State College students graduated from the Licensed Practical Nursing program and were recognized in a pinning ceremony on Aug. 1 at the Early County Center in Blakely.Regenia Jones, the chair of the LPN/Allied Health program, congratulated the first class of nursing students graduating as Bainbridge State College LPN graduates.

The licensed practical nursing program is a 15-month program.

“It’s been tough. It’s been a long, hard journey, but it will be worth it,” Joann Simpson, dean of the Early County Center, told the graduates and the overflowing crowd of family and friends joining the ceremony.

Myra Davis of Donalsonville, who also won the Rose Bud Award for most improved student, gave the student welcome. Christie Troupe earned the Team Award; Delores Heard of Bainbridge earned the Most Supportive award; Temekia Miller of Edison was given the Leadership award, and Bobbi Taylor Perryman of Donalsonville was given the Academic award.

While Assistant Professor of Practical Nursing Patricia Browers and nursing Instructor Heather Smith pinned each graduate, Simpson read from comments the students wrote, many thanking those who supported them during their classes and clinicals.

Bainbridge State LPN graduates

The following nine students graduated from Bainbridge State’s Licensed Practical Nursing program:

Bainbridge – Delores Heard.

Blakely – Ashley Roland and Christie Troupe.

Colquitt – Melissa Renee Palmer.

Donalsonville – Mary L. Cumbee, Myra Davis, Bobbi Taylor Perryman.

Edison – Temekia Miller and LaShunna Walker.


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