College of The Albemarle holds 2023 practical nurse pinning

Published 5:30 pm Sunday, August 27, 2023

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College of The Albemarle (COA) has celebrated the practical nursing (P.N.) class of 2023. A pinning ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 acknowledging the hard work and dedication of 17 graduates. In keeping with tradition, the ceremony was highlighted by the presentation of pins, the lighting of the Nightingale lamps and the recitation of the International Council of Nurses’ Pledge.

Each year, the ceremony also spotlights those who have achieved extraordinary academic and practical success during the program. This year, the achievements of two exemplary graduates were recognized with three prestigious awards.

Julia Vallas received the Academic Excellence Award, presented to the student with the highest cumulative GPA in the program.

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Aubrey Pelletier was doubly celebrated, receiving both the Program Distinction Award and the Mildred W. Moore Nursing Excellence Award. The former award, presented to the student with the highest GPA specifically within the nursing program, and the latter, an honor reserved for a student demonstrating excellence in nursing, both acknowledge Pelletier’s accomplishments in the program.

“We extend congratulations to all of our graduates and our award recipients,” stated a COA announcement. “They are a testament to the commitment of COA to deliver exceptional nursing education.”