23 take part in D&E College Nurses’ Pinning

Nursing candidates for graduation earning an associate degree in science from Davis & Elkins College celebrated a Professional Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony Friday. Friends and families gathered at the Harper-McNeeley Auditorium to applaud the 23 candidates

Guest speaker for the event, Capt. Carrie Ann Davidson, a native of Tucker County and a 2005 nursing graduate of D&E, gave advice to the graduates.

“If you remember anything from tonight, remember to know your job,” Davidson said. “And never stop learning. Nursing is a profession – it’s our profession.”

Candidates receiving their pins include Kristina Bikoulova, Alexandria, Va.; Nicholas Chewning, Mabie; Kimberly D. Coleman, Green Bank; Lynnette M. Cross, Elkins; James A. Fortney III, Beverly; Cheryl Gragg, Elkins; Christina Faith Harlan, Elkins; Samantha M. Howell, Belington; Bevin Hull, Parsons; Natalie R. Kniffen, Elkins; Rebecca Marsh, Buckhannon; Brandon McCrobie, Rowlesburg; Gina R. Nolte, Buckhannon; Carrie L. Ogden-Bonner, Bowden; Sabrina Rochelle Payne, Volga; Andrey Popov, Alexandria, Va.; Whitney Sharp, Valley Head; Lila Sharpes, Salem; Mari Cathern Sours, Luray, Va.; Robin Stillwater, Bowerston, Ohio; Anna Teresa Tavolacci, Elkins; Mattie R. Tenda, Clarksburg; and Casandra Anne Wallace, Elkins.