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Cossatot celebrates 31 new LPNs at ceremony

Cossatot celebrates 31 new LPNs at ceremony

July 11th, 2019 in Texarkana News

Thirty-one students received their nursing pin during the 2019 UA Cossatot LPN Pinning Ceremony held June 21 at the UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium. Shown are, first row from left, Leidy Aparicio, Stromie Garza, Autumn Jester, Brenda Alvarez, Veronica Castro, Cheyenne Ballard, Lauren King, Ana Martinez, Jennifer Howard and Sandybel Aparicio; second row Nina Wynn, Taylor Whittington, Jessica Gonzalez and Ashley Smallwood; third row Shernesia Broughton, Ashley Stuart, Leslie Guriterez-Cuella and Brittany Gray; and fourth row Kaylynn Brasel, Shandra Hamner, Jenna Howard, Shaglista Ware, Stephanie Zavala, Ashley Hill, Cheyenne Ballard, Brooklyn Arthur, Megan Carter and Leverise Evans. Not pictured are Adriana Figueroa and Selena Leon. (Submitted photo)

The University of Arkansas Cossatot pinned 31 new Licensed Practical Nurses in a pinning ceremony June 21 at the UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium.

Thirteen students graduated from the 11-month daytime LPN program in De Queen, Ark., and 18 students graduated from the 18-month evening program in Nashville, Ark.

UA Cossatot LPN graduates include: Leidy Ariana Aparicio of De Queen; Sandybel Aparicio of De Queen; Cheyenne Ballard of Lockesburg; KayLynn Brasel of Newhope; Leslie Guiterez-Cuella of De Queen; Cheyenne Foster of Ashdown; Jessica Gonzalez of Grannis; Jennifer Howard of Dierks; Autumn Jester of Lockesburg; Ana Karen Martinez of De Queen; Shaglista Ware of Texarkana; Stephanie Zavala of De Queen; Adriana Figueroa of De Queen; Brenda Alvarez of De Queen; Brooklyn Arthur of Dierks; Shernesia Broughton of Ashdown; Megan Carter of De Queen; Leversie Evans of Ashdown; Stormie Dey Garza of De Queen; Brittany Gray of Hope; Shandra Hamner of Dierks; Ashley Hill of De Queen; Jenna Beth Howard of Delight; Lauren King of Lockesburg; Selena Leon of De Queen; Dayanara Ramirez-Mendez of De Queen; Veronica Castro-Ortiz of De Queen; Ashley DeeAnn Smallwood of De Queen; Ashley Stuart of Nashville; Taylor Whittington of De Queen; and Nina Wynn of Nashville.

UA Cossatot RN Clinical Coordinator Carolin Hockersmith was the keynote speaker at the ceremony and UA Cossatot Medical Education Advisor Christina Cooper ended the ceremony with encouraging
words.

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