CCCTC Announces November 2023 Sunflower Award in the Full-Time Practical Nursing Program

Pictured left to right: Shawna Morgan, Alexis Clark, Jennifer McGlynn, Zelda Jarrett and Tonya
Saggese, Nursing Program Director

Practical Nursing Students, Alexis Clark and Jennifer McGlynn were nominated for the
November 2023 Sunflower Award by Shawna Morgan and Zelda Jarrett. Alexis and Jennifer are
both in their first semester in the full-time CCCTC Practical Nursing Program and are being
recognized for their strengths in going above and beyond expectations in the care of her patients,
support to fellow students, facility members or communities.
The sunflower was chosen as it represents happiness, optimism, honesty, longevity, peace,
admiration, and devotion. The sunflower surpasses all others in terms of its universal power to
bring people joy – all qualities future nurses hope to possess and show to their patients. The
students were nominated by fellow students, patients, instructors or anyone who has been
touched and inspired by their work, kindness, compassion, and dedication.
The students had this to say about Alexis in their nominations: “She always brings a smile to my
face. She always has a smile on her face. I look forward to getting to know her throughout this
journey.” Students had this to say about Jennifer in their nominations: “She always keeps me on
track and makes life generally brighter. She never makes me feel alone, she is so kind and
helpful. She has made this experience 1,000 times better.”