One of my favorite quotes about nurses comes from an anonymous author:

“Not all angels have wings … some have scrubs.”

On Monday, December 5,  the Angelina College Vocational Nursing program celebrated its newest graduates and soon-to-be angels with 15 new nurses walking the stage of Temple Theater on the AC campus.

Winifred Adams, Dean of Health Careers at Angelina College, welcomed the new group by reminding them they “are no longer students, but colleagues.”

Speaker Dr. Sandy Brannan shared stories from her 50-plus-year career in nursing, including her meeting with former presidents and celebrities along the way.

“You have no idea where this new career and life will take you or the so many different experiences you’re going to live,” Brannan said. “I’ll just tell you to buckle up and enjoy the ride.”

Instructor Mary Hastings offered a history of nursing, Patti Hooks presented the graduates and Dr. Susan Adams led the new nurses in the “Nightingale Pledge” following the traditional candle-lighting ceremony.

The Class of 2022 graduates includes

  • Crystal Arvizu
  • Jasia Berry
  • Amy Cole
  • Ta'Maiya Davis
  • Reagan Ellisor
  • alivia jackson
  • Elizabeth Luna
  • Savannah McCarty
  • Jaleesa McMiller
  • Holland Newcomb
  • Karen Perkins
  • Savannah Robertson
  • Crystal Tanner
  • Kashece Wallace
  • Kerri Wilson

Faculty members were Dr. Charlet Blades, Lead Instructor; Dr. Susan Adams, Hudson Cohort; Mary Hastings, Livingston Cohort; and Jacqueline McClain, Lufkin Cohort.

Gary Stallard/AC News Service Photo
Gary Stallard/AC News Service Photo

Members of the Angelina College Vocational Nursing Program Class of 2022 pose before Thursday’s celebration in Temple Theater on the AC campus. Posing with the new nurses are (bottom far left) instructor Mary Hastings and (bottom, far right) instructor Dr. Charlet Blades. (Gary Stallard/AC News Service photo)

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