School of Nursing and Allied Health hold capping and pinning ceremony
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (May 10, 2011) — Over 30 students participated in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Capping and Pinning Ceremony on May 7 in the University Chapel. Majors represented were clinical laboratory sciences, nursing and occupational therapy. The speaker for the occasion was Veta Robinson, laboratory manager of pathology and laboratory medicine service at Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Systems.
“It is important to have determination, optimism and patience,” Robinson said to the class. “Learn as much about this field as possible.”
Robinson also encouraged students to take advantage of national and international opportunities.
“Don’t settle for doing the same thing all the time,” she said. “Plan to make a difference.”
Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon offered remarks after the official pledges, and capping and pinning.
“We live in a world that is in desperate need of healing,” said Rochon, who has a background in healthcare administration. “It is with great pride that we here at Tuskegee salute your triumph and entry into your profession.”
The pinning class of 2011: (Nursing) Marcelita Becton, Charlotte Besong, Brittany Brewster, Brianna Carrier, Mirian Clements, Andrea DeCosta, Kristin Frazier, Iziegbe Garuba, JerDonna Harper, Maura Lewis, Tejunda Torbert, and Ashley Walker; (Clinical Laboratory Sciences) Kara L. Cromwell; (Occupational Therapy) Jenel Britton, Malik Calloway, Tanika Glover, Tonika Johnson, Debrina Moore, Tiffany Odum, Natalie Phillips, Candace Ward and Andrea Yeldell. The capping class of 2011: (Nursing) Tigist Aschenaki, Canerica Calhoun, Lenisha Dickson, Yasmeen Greene, Heather Hardy, Kiara Hopton, Lina Iyassu, Shekita Johnson, Ismalila Marong, Ontaria McElroy, Zuri Myres, Jasmin Pratt-Minor, Terresa Smith and Meagan Whitney.
Over 30 students participated in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Capping and Pinning Ceremony on May 7 in the University Chapel.
Veta Robinson, laboratory manager of pathology and laboratory medicine service at Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Systems. addresses the students at the ceremony.