Gadsden State announces program grads


The Gadsden State Community College Division of Health Sciences recently held pinning ceremonies recognizing students earning associate degree.

Graduates for the dental assisting program were JheriMaya Ellis and Lauren Smith of Gadsden; Ashley Bryant of Hokes Bluff; Haley Wright of Munford; Jessica Duke of Ohatchee; Kelsey Ruiz of Sand Rock; Madalyn Buice of Steele; Jennifer Le of Weaver; and Jasmin Esparza of Wellington.

Jennifer Le received the Student Choice Award, while she and Kelsey Ruiz received the Academic Excellence in Dental Assisting awards for the highest and second highest GPA, respectively, in their dental classes. JheriMaya Ellis was the recipient of the Certificate of Achievement as a work study student in the administration office on the Valley Street Campus.

Graduates for licensed practical nursing were Dakota Johnson of Gadsden, Madison Autwell of Glencoe, Chaeli Little of Southside, Roxanne Kotlowski of Anniston, Carrie Hunter of Centre, Kalie Crosby of Oxford, Ashlyn Brawley Hufford of Rome, Ga., and Keon Thomas of Villa Rica, Ga.

Thomas was the recipient of the Florence Nightingale Award recognizing those students most committed to caring and compassionate nursing care and excellence in clinical performance.

Autwell, Brawley, Hufford, Kotlowski and Little received Academic Achievement Award, which recognize students with above-average grades and performance.

Graduates of the Registered Nursing program were Shanequa Rasberry of Altoona; Hayden Cor-rell of Attalla; Megan Brady of Gadsden; Rachel Stanfield of Rainbow City; Mackenzy Alford and Makya Looney of Southside; Ashley Brown, Kasey Doughty, Kelsey Freeland and Mackenzie Key of Anniston; Jonathan Nixon of Boaz; April Streetman of Buchanan, Ga.; Lori Morgan of Carrollton, Ga.; Crystal Ramirez, Brett Richter and Hannah Terry of Cedartown, Ga.; Christopher Abernathy of Centre; Bryan Barrientos of Collinsville; Nelida Diaz-Garcia of Fort Payne; Emma Goza and William Rose of Jacksonville; Raven Foster of Leesburg; Kelsee Thrower of Ohatchee; Clarissa Dempsey and Misty Maddox of Piedmont; Jennifer Moody of Rome, Ga.; Madysen Hehn and Hayden Martin of Summerville, Ga.; Lesli Bussie of  Talladega; Samantha Jackson of Tallapoosa, Ga.; My-Kayla Paschal of Weaver and Cody Fortenberry, Tara Gearhart and Kimberly Robinson of Wellington.

Maddox was the recipient of the Florence Nightingale Award, which recognizes those students most committed to caring and compassionate nursing care and excellence in clinical performance. Beal and Rose received the Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes nursing gra-duates with the highest grade point average. Academic Achievement Awards recognizing those students with above-average grades and performance were presented to Alford, Brady, Bussie, Fortenberry, Goza, Maddox, Miller, Rasberry, Smith, Streetman, Terry and Thrower.

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