The 2017 Practical Nursing class from Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) in Eolia, Mo., held its 43nd graduation ceremony at the Clopton High School gymnasium on Thursday, July 27.

The 2017 Practical Nursing class from Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) in Eolia, Mo., held its 43nd graduation ceremony at the Clopton High School gymnasium on Thursday, July 27. The welcome was given by Andy Jolly, Assistant Director of Pike-Lincoln Technical Center. Adrianna Griffith, Vice-President of the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center’s Student Nursing Organization, lead the ceremony with the Nurse’s Prayer. The speaker for the evening was Dustin Betz, President of the Student Nursing Organization.

Several Awards were presented including:

Perfect Attendance: Jessica Cottrell

Leadership Award: Dustin Betz

Clinical Achievement Awards:

Pike County Memorial Hospital Clinical Excellence Award: Hillari Wilson

Mercy Hospital Lincoln Clinical Excellence Award: Sabrina Kirkpatrick

SSM Audrain Hospital Clinical Excellence Award: Alysha Hill

Academic Achievement Awards:

4th ranking student: Hillari Wilson, sponsored by the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center Practical Nursing Alumni.

3rd ranking student: Jeana Irvin, sponsored by the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center Practical Nursing Alumni.

Salutatorian: Dustin Betz, sponsored by Pike County Memorial Hospital. Presenting the award was Judy Prater, Director of Nursing, Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Mo.

Valedictorian: Alysha Hill, sponsored by Pike-Lincoln Technical Center Practical Nursing Alumni.

The following students are the 2017 Pike-Lincoln Technical Center’s Practical Nursing graduates: Dustin Betz, Brenda “Lori” Campbell, Jessica Cottrell, Shalanda Curtis, Adrianna Griffith, Heather Haley, Alysha Hill, Jeana Irvin, Ti’Onna Johnson, Sabrina Kirkpatrick, Stephanie Smith, Hillari Wilson, and Gabrielle York.