Cutline #1: Tonkawa Nursing Graduates Pictured Front Row (L-R): Sylvie Brand, Lexi Morris, Boun Thorne. Back Row (L-r): Keziah McLain, Darah Dickover, Savannah Dolezal, Tiffany Young.
Cutline #2: Stillwater Nursing Graduates Pictured Front Row (L-R): Crystel Thomas, Olivia Baker, Hailey Bishop, Leslie Morgan. Back Row (L-R): Katelynn Douzat, Tracy Rupp, Brady McDermed, Phyllis Yellowman, Kelsie Bidwell.
Cutline #3: Enid Nursing Graduates Pictured Front Row (L-R): Allison Purnell, Brook Jordan, Lauren Black, Alyssa Steadman, Christian Brown. Back Row (L-R): LaTasha Campbell, Shelby Crump, Adrienne Bundy, Daniel Turkelson, Mayson Pettus, Shellie Valenzuela, Cindi Meyer, Taelor Parker.
NOC holds nurses pinning ceremony in Enid
Twenty-nine Northern Oklahoma College Nursing Students received their nurses’ pins at a ceremony at NOC Enid Saturday night in the 49th Class of NOC Nursing.
Nursing students from the Stillwater, Enid, and Tonkawa campuses received their pins and cited the Florence Nightingale Pledge.
The guest speaker was Lea Brown, Stillwater Medical Center.
She encouraged the graduate to focus on something other than themselves.
“Your work is not a means to an end,” she said. “Your work must have more meaning. The pleasure you have in doing your job is that you love people every single day,” she said.
NOC Nursing Division Chair Dr. Nikole Hicks congratulates each member of the graduating class and advises them to “continue to pursue excellence, advance in your careers and education, and use your life changing experience at NOC to change the lives of those with whom you will have contact over the course of your careers.”
The graduates are included by campus and hometown:
Sylvie Brand, Stillwater; Darah Dickover, Tonkawa; Savannah Dolezal, Perry; Keziah McLain, Ponca City; Lexi Morris, Stillwater; Boun Thorne, Blackwell; Tiffany Young, Ponca City.
Lauren Black, Enid; Christian Brown, Enid; Adrienne Bundy, Enid; LaTasha Campbell, Pond Creek-Hunter; Shelby Crump, Dover; Brooke Jordan, Enid; Cindi Meyer, Goltry; Taelor Parker, Hooker; Mayson Pettus, Enid; Allison Purnell, Enid; Alyssa Steadman, Stillwater; Daniel Turkelson, Oklahoma City; Shellie Valenzuela, Enid.
Olivia Baker, Edmond; Kelsie Bidwell, Stillwater; Hailey Bishop, Sparks; Katelynn Dauzat, Stillwater; Brady McDermed, Stillwater; Leslie Morgan, Stillwater; Tracy Rupp, Tulsa; Crystel Thomas, Agra; Phyllis Yellowman, Pawnee.
The following were recognized by Nursing Division Chair Dr. Nikole Hicks.
Spirit of Nursing (Tonkawa) – Tiffany Young
Spirit of Nursing (Enid) – LaTasha Campbell
Spirit of Nursing (Stillwater) – Kelsie Bidwell
Exceptional Graduate Award – Savannah Dolezal
Exceptional Preceptor Award – Shiloa Cline, RN
DAISY Award for Extraordinary Faculty – Kim Brewer, MSN, RN
Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.
NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater. Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.
The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.
For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at www.noc.edu.