Twenty-two LSU Eunice students received their nursing pins at the traditional Nursing Pinning Ceremony held before their commencement on December 18.
Receiving their pins were (l-r) Rachel Benton, Carencro; Sonja Fremin, Rayne; Kaelan Fontenot, Basile; Jeffrey Martin, Lafayette; Jianna Broussard, Broussard; Brittany Simon, Krotz Springs; Sydney DuBois, Carencro; Allie Cormier, Eunice; Garrett Reppond, Crowley; Brianne Gary, Rayne; and Camille Gilmore, Broussard. Standing on the back row are Antoinette Mitchell, Opelousas; Angie Bergeron, Broussard; Jessica Cortez, Youngsville; Briankeith Breaux, Opelousas; Crystal Woods, Sunset; Kasey DeRouen, Lafayette; Dwana Tibbs, Bunkie; Caroline Garritt, St. Martinville; Victoria Welch, Lafayette; Alex Courville, Carencro; and Cami Lanclos, Arnaudville.
The students completed their Associate of Nursing degree from LSUE on the Lafayette General Orthopaedic Hospital campus.
The pinning ceremony is a celebratory endcap to a nursing student’s academic career that dates back to the 1860s when Florence Nightingale honored nursing working during the Crimean War.
The students will receive their degrees on Saturday at the university’s Fall Commencement exercises.
LSU Eunice offers Associate of Nursing degrees in Eunice and at Lafayette General Orthopaedic Hospital. The university also offers allied health degrees in surgical technology, diagnostic medical sonography, radiologic technology, and respiratory care.