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CNA Graduates honored at HCC Pinning Ceremony
 Halifax Community College (HCC) honored eight Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) graduates during a pinning ceremony, June 9 at the Scotland Neck Town Hall Auditorium.
 "This is the first nurse aide class that we have had in some time and we are extremely proud of the partnership between the town of Scotland Neck, the Regeneration Development Group and Halifax Community College for bringing this project to fruition today," said HCC’s Dean of Continuing Education & Community Services Vera J. Palmer.

HCC Board of Trustees Chair Frank V. Avent III gave the welcome, "You have all the reasons in the world to be proud. All of us working together will help people get a better education." He encouraged graduates to continue their educational journey.


"It makes my heart so glad to be standing here this morning to welcome all of you to this program here today," said the Honorable James Mills, mayor of Scotland Neck. "These graduates will go out and have jobs. These graduates will be able to afford the things they need for their families." He encouraged everyone to sharpen their educational skills and challenged graduates to give back to others, including future graduates.


The CNAI Class of 2011 graduates included Caretnia Evette Bellamy, Gleniesha Joy Clark, Kenneth A. Josey, Raphyelle Lloyd, Lorsey Lavon Newsome, Kimberly Ann Smith, Shulonta Rena Smith and Felicia Tillery-Allen.


Program participants included Palmer, Avent and Mills along with Jean Mills, HCC Nurse Aide Instructor Donna Kinard, RN, Michelle Goddard, and Regeneration Development Group Director Phyllis Chavis.

CNA Graduates honored at HCC Pinning Ceremony