RLC holds LPN pinning ceremony for Class of 2021

 LPN Class of 2021 1

The 2021 LPN pinning graduates are pictured with nursing instructors Dr. Tracy Smith and Sarah Hopfinger.  Those honored during the ceremony include Caitlyn Barr (Sesser), Vanessa Bean (Mt. Vernon), Russell Black (Pinckneyville), Breanna Bowers (McLeansboro), Rebecca Bowers (McLeansboro), Tearra Carter (Mulkeytown), Mackenzie Crisel (Thompsonville), Amanda Egbert (Tamaroa), Amanda Erskine (Tamaroa), Mackenzie George (Tamaroa), Kelsey Hill (Mt. Vernon), Khortnee Kerkemeyer (Christopher), Torrie Kiel (Bluford), Erin Klamm (Tamaroa), Megan Link (Dahlgren), Bitty Long (Mt. Vernon), Kylie Marlowe (Mt. Vernon), Stephanie McCaleb (Murphysboro), Caitlyn McDaniel (Mt. Vernon), Kaitlyn Owens (Cutler), Adalynn Pierce (Tamaroa), Lucas Prior (Benton), Halie Ragan (McLeansboro), Kara Ragan (McLeansboro), Victoria Sexton (Benton), Christina Strumpher (Mt. Vernon), Nathan Tiberend (Benton) and Allyson Vuichard (Mt. Vernon).

INA, Ill. (July 1, 2021) – Soon-to-be nurses were surrounded by loved ones, friends and Rend Lake College faculty Wednesday afternoon as they completed the practical portion of the Associate Degree Nursing program.

The pinning ceremony was held in the RLC theater. RLC Nursing Director Dr. Susan Wiley congratulated the students on their remarkable accomplishments.

“It’s been a pleasure to assist you as we have worked with you toward your practical nursing degree,” Wiley said. “So here’s to an extraordinary class taking steps into your future and to the unlimited potential that you are capable of and have been prepared for as Rend Lake College nursing graduates.”

There were 28 practical nursing graduates. Those recognized included

  • Caitlyn Barr (Sesser)
  • Vanessa Bean (Mt. Vernon)
  • Russell Black (Pinckneyville)
  • Breanna Bowers (McLeansboro)
  • Rebecca Bowers (McLeansboro)
  • Tearra Carter (Mulkeytown)
  • Mackenzie Crisel (Thompsonville)
  • Amanda Egbert (Tamaroa)
  • Amanda Erskine (Tamaroa)
  • Mackenzie George (Tamaroa)
  • Kelsey Hill (Mt. Vernon)
  • Khortnee Kerkemeyer (Christopher)
  • Torrie Kiel (Bluford)
  • Erin Klamm (Tamaroa)
  • Megan Link (Dahlgren)
  • Bitty Long (Mt. Vernon)
  • Kylie Marlowe (Mt. Vernon)
  • Stephanie McCaleb (Murphysboro)
  • Caitlyn McDaniel (Mt. Vernon)
  • Kaitlyn Owens (Cutler)
  • Adalynn Pierce (Tamaroa)
  • Lucas Prior (Benton)
  • Halie Ragan (McLeansboro)
  • Kara Ragan (McLeansboro)
  • Victoria Sexton (Benton)
  • Christina Strumpher (Mt. Vernon)
  • Nathan Tiberend (Benton)
  • Allyson Vuichard (Mt. Vernon)

 

LPN 2021 Nightingale

The ceremony concluded with the freshly pinned students reciting the Nightingale Pledge.

 

For more photos from the ceremony, click here. Learn more about the RLC Nursing Program by visiting rlc.edu/nursing.

 

LPN Candids

 Torrie Kiel shows her pin to her loved ones following the RLC LPN pinning ceremony Wednesday.

 


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