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Gadsden State announces registered nursing graduates, academic honors

Gadsden, Ala. – Gadsden State Community College has announced students who earned their associate degree in registered nursing as well as those honored for their academic achievements during the spring and summer semesters.

“It was certainly a challenging time for all of our nursing students as they continued their education and training during a world-wide pandemic,” said Dr. Deborah Curry, dean of health sciences at Gadsden State. “Our students managed to persevere to complete the requirements for credentials required to work as registered nurses. We are very proud of them.”

Each semester, select registered nursing students are presented with the highly-coveted Florence Nightingale Award, which recognizes those who are the most committed to caring and compassionate nursing care. For the spring 2020 class, the Nightingale winners are Megan Montgomery of Jacksonville for the Wallace Drive Campus and Beverly Davis of Piedmont for Gadsden State Cherokee.

The Excellence in Academic Achievement Award is given to the nursing student in each cohort for having the highest grade point average. Winners for the spring 2020 graduating class are Braden Teague of Gadsden for the Wallace Drive Campus and Beverly Davis of Piedmont for Gadsden State Cherokee. Stephanie Morgan of Muscadine is the winner for the summer graduating class from the Ayers Campus.

Other students receiving Academic Achievement Awards for above-average grades and performance among the Wallace Drive Campus cohort include Jessica Bishop of Anniston, Taylor Bush of Attalla, Charlene Contris of Gadsden, Lacy Downey of Southside and Kristi Maddox of Rainbow City.

Students earning Associate in Applied Science in Registered Nursing degrees following the spring semester at the Wallace Drive Campus are:

Altoona – Candice Tidwell

Anniston – Jessica Bishop, Jessica Dial, Anna Vice and Hannah Waddell

Ashville – Emily Glasgow and Whitney Stallings

Auburn – Keyanna Webb

Attalla – Sarah Burke and Taylor Bush

Gadsden – Jordan Bishop, Charlene Contris, Brandi Joplin, Calin Mizell, Jenny McCarver, William Teague, Jacob Tibbitt and Adam Wright

Glencoe – Luke Z. Betterton

Hokes Bluff – Taylor Hayes and Rosalee Henry

Jacksonville – Megan Montgomery

Munford – Kendall Stephens

Muscle Shoals – Alexandria Vinson

Oxford – Lindy Steward

Rainbow City – Christopher Bush, Marla Chandler, Emeylia Devoll, Kristi Maddox and Samuel Rose

Rome, Ga. – Juan Cruz

Sardis City – Holdon Johnson and McKenzie Johnson

Southside – Madison Butler, Lacy Downey, Steven Gilliland, Kelly McKinney and Jody Sauls

Walnut Grove – Dalton Nichols

Weaver – Scott Gardner

Wedowee – Regan Cargal

There were 14 students to graduate with the AAS in Registered Nursing from Gadsden State Cherokee. The Spring 2020 graduates include:

Alexandria – Allen Watts

Anniston – Ocala Honeycutt

Cave Spring, Ga. – Stephanie Stager and Randie Wheeler

Centre – Dakota Rogers

Cloudland, Ga. – Annette Durham

Collinsville – Jennifer Daffron

Gadsden – Jason Sides and Lori Teal

Hokes Bluff – Misty Hooks

Oxford – Alecia Stovall

Piedmont – Madison Bowman and Beverly Davis

Rainbow City – Ashley Adcock

Summer 2020 graduates from the LPN to RN Mobility Program at Gadsden State’s Ayers Campus include:

Anniston – Brandilyn Bizzell, Kristie Clark and Amanda Talley

Aragon, Ga. – Christina Ray

Boaz – Kristen Wells

Collinsville – Taylor Chandler

Fort Payne – Ashley Mitchell

Gadsden – Lori Blevins and Haley Lindsey

Heflin – Chevon Holmes

Hokes Bluff – Stacey Rodocker

Lindale, Ga. – Joy Weaver

Muscadine – Stephanie Morgan

Oxford – Whittany Champion and Kaitlin Deason

Pell City – Jacquilynn Broadwater

Piedmont – Brittany Kirk and Leslie Stewart

Ragland – Brooke Beene Evans

Rome, Ga. – Shauna Agan

Southside – Jolonna Richard

Summerville, Ga. – Maria Lopez and LaTonya Wooten