KINGMAN - Fifteen practical nursing students received their professional pins from Mohave Community College during a ceremony conducted at MCC's Bullhead City campus on July 24.
"I look forward in seeing you all in the community," said Jill Loveless, MCC's dean of instruction, during the welcoming address of the pinning ceremony. "To the friends and families of the graduates, thank you for supporting our students. We know it takes a lot of hard work to finish the program."
Cindy Cunningham, a registered nurse and program instructor, spoke during the ceremony and congratulated the students on achieving their accomplishments.
"You are now nurses. You have chosen a profession that has the ability to affect other human beings in a profound way and often at the worst times of their lives," she said. "You are about to embark on an extraordinary opportunity."
Of the 15 graduates, nine were from Kingman: Julie Ann Baker, Tanya Maria Blais, Heather Maye Harris, Sylvia M. Hurt, William "Billy" Fredrik Lonon Jr., Inez Sanchez, Brittney Ann Schmidt, Rebekah Lee Volker and Erica L. Vollmer.
In addition to the Kingman residents, graduates included Bullhead City residents Ryoko Arai, Tracy Davis and Leticia Prieto; and Lake Havasu City residents Carly Ann Burk, Gary Talmadge Kunkel and Donna Christine Wheeler.