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Saturday the Paris Junior College's Health Occupations Department held pinning ceremonies and gave awards to associate degree nursing graduates.  Shown from left (back row): Debra Dawson of Blossom; Outstanding Service in the Texas Student Nursing Association, and Richard Ross of Quinlan, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award; (center row) Perfect Attendance award winners Jana Stuckmeyer of Greenville and Jennifer Giles of Celeste and Metamorphosis Award winner Lori Johnston of Wolfe City; (front row) double winner for Outstanding Clinical Student and Class Officer's selection for the Scholarship for BSN LaTonya Hawkins of Sulphur Springs; Perfect Attandance winner Dori Tye of Sumner; and Student's Choice for Best Exemplary of the Nursing Profession Mandee Tuggle of Blossom.             Paris Junior College’s Health Occupations Department held pinning ceremonies and handed out awards to associate degree graduates at ceremonies held Saturday at East Paris Baptist Church.

             Director Marci Putnam introduced administration and faculty members.

             PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin welcomed students, family and friends and recognized special guests, including PJC Board of Regents President Paul Gene Roden and PJC President Emeritus Bobby R. Walters.

             Nursing instructor Stephanie Parker, RN, MSN, read a poem she had composed for the occasion, lauding the dedication and tenacity of the student in completing the nursing program.

             Nursing instructor Cheryl McKenna presented the awards and noted that because there were so many excellent students this year that it was difficult to select winners.

             Debra Dawson of Blossom was named for Outstanding Service in the Texas Student Nursing Association. Richard Ross of Quinlan won the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Perfect Attendance Awards went to Jana Stuckmeyer of Greenville, Jennifer Giles of Celeste, and Dori Tye of Sumner. Lori Johnston of Wolfe City was presented the Metamorphosis Award for exhibiting the most growth through the entire associate degree program. LaTonya Hawkins of Sulphur Springs was the Outstanding Clinical Student and was also presented the BSN Scholarship as selected by the class officers. 

Mandee Tuggle of Blossom was given the students choice award for Best Exemplary of the Nursing Profession.

             Students receiving pins and their hometowns are:

             Paris: Jodie Beshirs, Tiffaney Coleman, Jennifer Cunningham, Tammie Funk, Amber Grant, Garry Gurley, Blakely Hill, Tanganyika Johnson, Jennifer Knox, Fabiola Lamonica, Latona Long, Kim Merritt, Sigrid Ocharo, Amanda O’Dell

             Blossom: Deborah Dawson, Melissa Ringwald, Mandee Tuggle

             Bogata: Leslie Jones

             Bonham: Steven C. Clark

             Brookston: Angela Ary, Matthew Roberts

             Celeste: Jennifer Giles

             Cooper: Natalie Pham

             Cumby: Ronnie Cash, Christina Chambliss

             Denison: Megan Gordon

             Greenville: Ashley Crutcher, Lora Goff, Patrick Harrison, Emily King, Donald Majewski, Chandra Mendez, Hayler Myler, Jana Stuckmeyer, Cary York

             Honey Grove: Ashley Varner

             Hugo: Jami Childers

             Lone Oak: Carol Mowat

             Powderly: Gregory Dupree, Teffany Odie, Adrian Wilson

             Quinlan: Richard Ross

             Reno: Brenda Ladell

             Sulphur Springs: LaTonya Hawkins, Lori Lunceford, Kristi Norfleet

             Sumner: Candice Allison, Dori Tye

             Wolfe City: Lori Johnston











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