LAREDO, TEXAS (LCC) -- Before an audience of family and friends, the graduates of LCC’s one-year vocational nursing program will be formally recognized during a traditional pinning ceremony. After receiving their pins, the 30 graduates will light their lamps of knowledge and recite the health professional covenant.
In addition to the pinning, two awards will be presented to recognize outstanding student achievement in the nursing field. The recipient of the Mary Alice Lopez Award is chosen by his or her peers for best demonstrating what it means to be a nurse, and the Merit Award is given to the student with the highest grade point average (GPA) within the program.
Upon their graduation, many of LCC’s vocational nursing students will enter the local healthcare community, while others will continue their study at LCC as part of the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
The event will be held at Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center theater in the Fort McIntosh Campus on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 6 PM.