17 Students Receive Practical Nursing Pins

Posted on Dec 20, 2023 at 15:49 PM

Ogeechee Technical College Logo17 students in the Practical Nursing program at Ogeechee Technical College received their pins in an annual pinning ceremony held at 4:00 pm on TuesdayDecember 12 in the Joseph E. Kennedy Auditorium.

Kayla Burrell one of the nights pin recipients, addressed her classmates and reminded them that they will be spending their lives taking care of the needs of others.

“To my fellow graduates, who like me, faced moments of uncertainty, I want you to know that your journey, your resilience has not gone unnoticed. We are proof that success is not always linear, and the path to achievement often involves navigating challenges,” said Burrell. “These struggles have not defined us but refined us.”

Jackie Howard, Practical Nursing Program Director left the graduates with one last charge.

“James Keller said ‘A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle,’ I want you to remember your journey in Nursing school, remember that when you have that nursing student following you for the day, that it’s your role to pass that light to the next person,” said Howard.

Those receiving their Practical Nursing pins during the ceremony were Heather Bartram, Kayla Burrell, Brittany Calvert, Jewanda Davis, Elise Garvin, Nachelle Jackson, Nicole Jennings, Sierra Jordan, Savannah Lariscy, Darrius Lewis, Leasha McCollum, Katherine Nessmith, Stephanie Perkins, Tia Weaver, Ashanti Whitehead, Brookly Wingo, Deviyanna Zeigler.

To learn more about the Practical Nursing Program at Ogeechee Tech, visit

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