2016 ADN Pinning Ceremony
The Moberly Area Community College Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held on May 13, 2016, at the MACC Auditorium. Administrators presented pins to 23 nursing graduates.
The ADN program is an intensive, two-year commitment. MACC has agreements with area hospitals and clinics that allow ADN students to work alongside practicing nurses for 16 hours each week during the semester. Graduates are eligible to sit for national licensing exams and, upon passing, are qualified as Registered Nurses. The exam pass rate for MACC graduates is consistently over 90%.
This year's graduates included Sarah Randolph, Brooklyn Shoop, Chelcie Proctor, Kaitlyn Brooks, Chyann George, Cassie Gulick, and Lexie Rick, Hannah Reed, Sarah Yates, Danielle Bohr, Sammi Bruner, Holly Hicks, and Nikki Halderman, Christie Fisher, Kristen Lauer, Kassi Blakemore, Abby Buckert, Courtney James, and Cailyn Bertolotti, Lydia Strange, Silas Lowe, Jo Petersen, and Miriam Suter.
Michael Weston, a 2009 MACC ADN graduate, provided the motivational address. Weston received his BSN in 2012 from MU. He is a service line specialist at University Hospital in Columbia and has supervised many MACC students during their clinical experience there. In addition to remarks by Weston and MACC President Dr. Jeff Lashley, Ruth Jones, Director of Nursing and Allied Health, and Jo Fey, Dean of Career and Technical Education, presented annual awards and scholarships.
Brooklyn Shoop received the Chris Burger Cancer Foundation scholarship. Courtney James received the Clinical Excellence award. Hannah Reed received the Academic Excellence Award. Miriam Suter received the Missouri League of Nursing Outstanding Nursing Student
A reception for friends and family followed the ceremony.
Photos of the event are available on MACC's Facebook page.