TCC celebrates healthcare grads

December 7, 2017

New nurses in whites holding candles on stageTallahassee, Fla. (December 7, 2017)—Tallahassee Community College held two pinning ceremonies this week for new graduates of its healthcare programs.

Forty-one students in the Associate Degree in Nursing program graduated Tuesday evening in Turner Auditorium on TCC’s main campus. Several nursing students were recognized by faculty members for their outstanding performance in the program, which takes four semesters to complete.

New nurse Karen Shouppe earned the top academic award. Shouppe is a returning adult student and former teacher who decided to make a mid-life career change.

The Cathedral Award, presented by Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, went to Tiffany Russ. The Excellence Award, presented by Capital Regional Medical Center, went to Courtney Eichler.

Alison Earnshaw received the Leadership Award, and Truitt Renaud received the Bedside Award. Finally, April Pinner was selected by her classmates to receive the Professional Colleague Award.

The Radiologic Technology program held a pinning ceremony on Wednesday for its 12 graduates at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education.

During the ceremony, Tiffany Ferguson was recognized as the top academic award winner, and Casey Staton was named the clinical award winner. Richard Lindquist received the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Cathedral Award for outstanding radiologic technology student, while Ferguson received a similar honor from Radiology Associates.

Read a profile of nursing program grad Courtney Weiner.