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COTC Recognizes Nursing Graduates at Ceremony

​​NEWARK, Ohio, May 8, 2015 — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) held a pinning ceremony to honor graduates receiving an associate of applied science in nursing technology. The following graduates received pins at ceremonies held on May 3, 2015, at COTC's Coshocton campus and May 7, 2015, at COTC's Newark campus.* Graduates are grouped by hometown.

Yulia Artemenko Blacklick

Faith Hamrick Blacklick

Ashley Payne Blacklick

Ciara Harding Cambridge

Shikara Grant Canal Winchester

Teresa Joseph Canal Winchester

Jordan Melcher Canal Winchester

Nashonda Smith-Ugwu Canal Winchester

Ryan Brown Carroll

Vicki Wilson Carroll

Breanna Campbell Centerburg

Jennifer Aaron Columbus

Isabelle Bangoura Columbus

Amanda Carroll Columbus

Candita Carter Columbus

Joann Eagle Columbus

Francky Francique Columbus

Jennifer Hagerman Columbus

D'Antaye Hall Columbus

Caroline Ikaptain Columbus

Thokozani Khoriyo Columbus

Jamie Miller Columbus

Jane Murray Columbus

Jane Njuguna Columbus

Chantel Scott Columbus

Ciera Weisbeck Columbus

Molly Welsh Columbus

Felix Yeboah Columbus

Douglas Adkins Coshocton

Heather Guthrie Coshocton

Kelsey Hammond Coshocton

Brittany Meek Coshocton

Sabrina Hammons Danville

Jessica Hawkins Danville

Hannah Matheny Danville

Bryan Price Danville

Jessica Hempy Delaware

Oxana Holman Etna

Kristi Tipul Fredericktown

Liana Wilson Fredericktown

Antonia Komba Gahanna

Abigail Norris Gahanna

John Sandusky Gahanna

Katelynn Conners Glenford

Alisa Roth Gnadenhutten

Jessica Colley Hebron

Tyler Cruikshank Hebron

Valerie Guerin Hebron

Sierra Reddick Howard

Melanie Simcox Johnstown

Tabatha Starr Johnstown

Megan Nichols Lancaster

Michelle Paglia Lewis Center

Jessica Sheets Lockbourne

Carrie Long Mansfield

Shauna Ewing Millersburg

Shelbie Murphy Millersburg

Heather Bailey Mount Perry

Carissa Stonerock Mount Perry

Anna McCann Mount Vernom

Ashley Clagg Mount Vernon

Misty Ramey Mount Vernon

Kallie Wilson Mount Vernon

Denean Bross Mt. Vernon

Shania Lewellen Nashport

Jena Holt New Concord

Michele Allen Newark

Deana Bebout Newark

Rachael Del Cecato Newark

Courtney Dye Newark

Brittany Hayes Newark

Etty Judith Lux Newark

Brittney Scheidegger Newark

Lise' Smith Newark

Ashley Smythe Newark

Jessica Termini Newark

Tabitha Tinsman Newark

Angelene Wolgamot Newark

Regan Yontz Newark

Shawn Miller Newcomerstown

Marshall Montgomery Newcomerstown

Stacie Slasor Newcomerstown

Ronald Inskeep Pataskala

Faith Jedlicka Pataskala

Angela Majied Pataskala

Diana Crum Pickerington

Shannon Prorok Pickerington

Trisha Williams Port Washington

Samantha Snider Powell

Amanda Lister Reynoldsburg

Cindy Opoku-Antwi Reynoldsburg

Chanel Riley Reynoldsburg

Sarita Wallace Reynoldsburg

Leah Griffin Rushville

Carly Nunn Sunbury

Ginger Palmer Thornville

Brittney Harstine Utica

Nicole Fox West Lafayette

Olga James Westerville

Jennifer Maul Westerville

Happiness Salukele Westerville​

*Only graduates who have granted COTC permission to release their names to the public are listed.

The pinning ceremony is a long-held tradition marking the passage of student to the ranks of professional nursing. The ceremony originated in the 1860s at London's Nightingale School of Nursing. Florence Nightingale, who had recently been awarded the Red Cross of St. George for her selfless service to the injured and dying in the Crimean War, chose to extend this honor to outstanding nursing graduates by presenting each of them with a medal for excellence.