PIQUA — Twenty-two students from the Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division Practical Nursing program turned the dream of graduating from nursing school into a reality on November 22. The graduation event was attended by Upper Valley Career Center staff members, family, and friends.
Dr. Nancy Luce, Upper Valley Career Center Superintendent welcomed those in attendance and congratulated the graduates on reaching this important achievement.
Class Advisor, Vickie Ashman, commended the graduates on their accomplishment and offered words of inspiration. “Remember these words and take them with you into your new career; nursing will test your knowledge, skill, endurance, and most of all it will pull at the strings of your heart. Remember compassion and kindness and always strive to be an excellent nurse,” says Ashman.
Lori Ludwig, Program Director, paid special tribute to Destini Speraw of Troy for superior attendance and Krista Snider of Piqua was recognized as the recipient of the Doris J. Luckett scholarship award.
Destini Speraw of Troy and Debra Gallagher of Versailles were recognized for their contributions as elected Class Representatives.
Program Director, Lori Ludwig pinned the graduates and Adult Division Director, Dr. Barbara Wagner awarded the diplomas.
The November 2016 School of Nursing graduates are as follows: Bradford- Keisha Ann Dunlevy, and Jayde Mead; Covington- Alexandra Fortner; Dayton- Madison Renee Wiggins; Greenville- Ariel Kaye Davis; Huber Heights- Lauren Sweet; Minster- Melanie Howell; Piqua- MacKenzie Jordan, Kristi L. Manning, and Krista Snider; Russia- Mallory Neargarder; Sidney- Taylor Lee Bolin, Kayla Irene Burress, Brianna Hayden, and Nicole M. Schmidt; Troy- Kirsten A. Miller and Destini Speraw; Tipp City- Courtney Marie Danner, Natalie J. Mannheim, and Lauren Michelle Whitman; Tremont City- Kory J. Little; Versailles- Debra L. Gallagher.
Upper Valley Career Center School of Nursing holds classes at The Health Science Center in Piqua. The school was establish in 1979 and has successfully graduated over 800 nurses that work in areas such as: extended care facilities, assisted living facilities, physician offices, hospice, home care agencies and limited hospital settings. Students of the program prepare for the NCLEX-PN exam through classroom, hands-on lab skills, and clinical experiences. The Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division School of Nursing is accepting applications for the upcoming February 2017 program. Interested individuals can obtain additional information online at www.uppervalleycc.org or by calling 937-778-8419.