PARIS—Attendees at the Paris Junior College associate degree nursing awards and pinning ceremony held recently were welcomed to the ceremony with the news that it has been 50 years since the first group of nursing students graduated from PJC.
The Clinical Achievement Award, chosen by the faculty for the student who is willing to help their peers, has an excellent bedside manner and is very good in skills performance, was presented to Amy Watson.
The Academic Achievement Award for highest grade point average in all classes throughout the program went to Sabrina Wilson.
Sandra Dougherty was selected by her peers for the Student Choice Award as the student who best exemplifies the nursing profession.
Associate degree perfect attendance awards went to Randa Dennis, Mauricio Gamez, Krista Hallenberger, Monica Hawthorne, Mikaela Jacks, Allyson Norris, Vianna Ross, Holli-Von Sawyer, Cassi Snell and Sabrina Wilson.
Area students receiving pins at the ceremony included:
• Cumby—Sandra Dougherty;
• Saltillo —Yesenia Ochoa; and
• Sulphur Springs—Allison Bledsoe, Jose Franco Jr., Mauricio Gamez, Mikaela Jacks, Megan Jones, Rachel Killgore, Mollye Lay, Lorie Martin, Darlynn Montgomery and Holli-Von Sawyer.