River Parishes Community College will host a nursing pinning ceremony to celebrate the most recent graduates of its practical nursing program.
The ceremony will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Gonzales, located at 1217 S. Burnside Ave.
Among the graduates is 2014 Denham Springs High School graduate Drew Barber, the daughter of Kelly Ryals and Jeremy Massey. Barber also served as one of the program's three Nursing Ambassadors, which is a leadership position given to students who show leadership qualities.
After receiving applications, the nursing instructors picked the best students to help facilitate the classroom by organizing students, helping to organize events and meetings, and cleaning and organizing the clinical lab.
The ambassadors served as a go-between for the instructors and students and helped keep everyone organized and on track.
The other practical nursing graduates are as follows:
Baton Rouge: Cynthia Allen, Olivia Bell-Hanegan, Nyasha Fleming, Shaquaria Holliday, Bailey Jones, Haley Kalil, Dillon Wiggins
Belle Rose: Gregory Carter Jr., Shaquitha Patterson
Gonzales: Mandy Gallo, Kimberly Sanchez, Miriam Trabeau, Kennedie Vige
Gramercy: Lanaisha Celestine
Labadieville: Stacy Washington
LaPlace: Shanda Davis
Lutcher: Ashley Woodland
Napoleonville: Dymphna Allen, Shantell Micken, Ranika Walter
Paincourtville: Jori Holloway, Alyssa Stewart
Plaquemine: Nicole Bacile, Leigh Blanchard, Lindsay Gauthreaux, Dawn Norman, Cassidie Shaw
Prairieville: Brandilyn Amorello, Alexandra Lavigne, Peyton Niquiporo
Reserve: Coy Gray-McGee
Slidell: Heather Jones
St. James: Deshaunnisha Broden, Breyon Jones, Lanair Lewis
Their instructors were Nicole Johnson, Jessica Millet, Keisha Moore and Gretchen Schmidt.