CCC Health Science Grads Cheered by 500 in Historic Pinning Ceremony
CLARKSDALE – More than 500 educators, officials, and family members cheered Coahoma Community College Health Science graduates being honored in Thursday’s historic pinning ceremony for Associate Degree Nursing, Polysomnography, Practical Nursing, and Respiratory Care.
Delivering the keynote address was Dr. Vivian Presley, college president, who congratulated the students and their families for supporting them.
“You are viewed as ‘Angels of Mercy’ and as you develop you will learn to be kind and compassionate,” she said
She recalled the remarks of a seven-year-old hospitalized patient saying: “I want to be just like you; it’s an angel I want to be.”
Ricardo Buckner of Merigold, an Associate Degree Nursing grad, gave the invocation, and Dr. Martha Catlette, vice president of health sciences, welcomed the audience and presented a detailed history of Dr. Presley’s commitment to expanding health sciences at Coahoma.
Beverly Overton, assistant vice president for health sciences, introduced Dr. Roger Weiner and recognized his scholarship awards to CCC students.
Presenting the grads were Lorean Willingham, ADN program director; Kristina Davis, polysomnography director; Beverly Overton, practical nursing; and Doug Treanor, respiratory care.