Rappahannock Community College

Nurse Pinning Ceremony 2020

Associate Degree in Nursing Class of 2020
Practical Nursing Class of 2020

Drive through pinning and photograph opportunity:

Rappahannock Community College

Glenns Campus – Thursday, August 20 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Warsaw Campus – Friday, August 21 | 6:00 – 8:00pm

ADN and PN Graduates will have an opportunity for pictures at an outside station on the campus grounds. Social distancing requirements applied.

Recognition and Pinning Ceremony Honoring the

Associate Degree in Nursing
Class of 2020

and the

Practical Nursing
Class of 2020

Rappahannock Community College
Warsaw | Glenns, Virginia

August 20 & 21, 2020
6:00 pm


Pinning and Recognition Ceremony

President’s Address | Dr. Shannon Kennedy, RCC President

Program Head’s Address | Ellen Koehler, Nursing Program Head

Dean’s Address | Dr. Charles Smith, Dean of Health Sciences

Nursing Professor Emeritus Address | Catherine Courtney


We Proudly Announce
the Graduating ADN Class of 2020

Olusola Ajala
Leandria Ashley
Jessica Banks
Mackenzie Bass
Ashley Bradby
Melissa Bredlau
Kentory Bromley
Tyesha Bromley
Tamara Brooks
Savannah Bryant
Samantha Campbell
Hieu Cao
Kaitlin Carr
Jessica Carter
Jessie Carter
Lizzette Carter
Tameka Carter
Casey Charley
Andrew Clark
Crystal Clark
Kayla Cook
Rachel Crawford
Olivia Cross
Shelby Dablemont
Liliana Domenech
Taylar Downey
Callie Dunston
Jamie Eisenhauer
Ashley Fowlkes
Jessica Garrenton
Lisa Gibson
Judith Graham
Kendra Green
Aspasia Greene
Abbigail Grimes
Erin Gross
Holly Harris
Kayla Haywood
Marjorie Hobbs
Maggie Hogan
Ashley Howard
Ashly Hudson
Mikayla Hughes
Amber Jackson
Katie Johnson
Marissa Johnson
Jessica Jordan
Raymond Kene
Conner King
Kayla Langford
Tanner Laroque
Brittany Lloyd
Lindsey Lowry
Emma Malise
Tammy Marshall
Gracie Mason
Johnnie McAfee
Janei McDowney
Megan McMahon
Christina McManus
Courtney Michael
Iris Morris
Cheyenne Mounts
Leslie Myles
Linda Nyenty
Jessica Ochoa
Samantha Otey
Christen Paine
Emily Parks-Carter
Kathryn Phillips
Paige Pittman
Victoria Pleasants
Shameika Polk
Lauren Reed
Jadaria Rigg
Mary Rountree
Trinity Scott
Melanie Shaffer
Audrey Sharpe
Melissa Simal
Andrea Smith
Chinere Smith
Susan Spencer
Megan Squires
Tiffany Taylor
Destiny Thornton
Anthony Tidwell
Danesha Walters
Ashley Warren
Ashley Warwick
Jenifer West
Candi White
Cassidy White
Cassie Williams
Kaci Williams
Lindsay Williams
Melissa Williams
Emma Wood


We Proudly Announce
the Graduating PN Class of 2020

Kaitlyn Ambrose
Megan Balderson
Travis Bostic
Lisa Bronson
Hollie Brooks
Penelope Cox
Virginia Davis
Angela Nicole Detrick
Kaitlyn Fary
Grayse Garrett
Stacy Gough
Koolapramote Grabosky
Tara Hart
Amber Jinnette
Courtney McLachlan
Alyssa Meadows
Sarah Mundy
Alexis Packett
Kyleigh Puckett
Denita Reed-Hammond
Julie Robinson
Courtney Rose
Tracy Sawyer
Katelynn Stevens
Allison Taylor
Kimberly Thomas
Christina Tuculet
Katherine Tunstall
Maurisha Turner
Tara Wilson

RCC Nursing Faculty

Tammy Bonafe
Diane Baranek
Catina Clevinger
Katherine Crittenden
Melissa Faison
Kathryn Felts
Ashlee Greene-Nichols
Rebecca Groman
Sara Headley
Heather Irving
Robin Johnson
Ellen Koehler
Leslie Lantz
Carrie Lewis
Sharae Matson
Christine McCreery
Melanie Miller
Susan Perry
Brianna Piccolomini
Danielle Pittman
Victoria Plagge
Kimberly Polley
Stacey Randolph
Robert Reagan
Jennifer Reluya
Cheryl Riley
Rosa Roush
Charles Smith
Elaine Sopko
Chandra Sutherlin
Laurie Tolley
Michelle Wallace
Wellington Wang
Jamie Welch
Rebecca White
Aryah Williams


Lighting of the Lamp or Candle
When the modern-day pinning ceremony first began in the 1860s, the lamp was a symbol of the care and devotion the nurse administers to the injured and sick during his/her practice as a nurse.

After the nurses were pinned, Florence Nightingale would light a lamp and pass the flame to the graduating nurses. Today, the lamp is also a representation of Nightingale’s “rounds at night” and her dedication to her patients and the field of nursing.

The lighting of the lamp by nursing instructors symbolizes the knowledge that is passed from instructor to graduate nurse.


White Rose
When expressing thanks to the person who supported you on this journey.
A mature rose means gratitude.


Nightingale Pledge, 1893

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practise my profession faithfully.

I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug.

I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping, and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling.

With loyalty will I endeavour to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.

Downloadable and Printable Pinning Program. 8-1/2 X 11 [PDF]