CCCTC Graduates 86th Practical Nursing Class

The 86th class of the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center’s (CCCTC) Practical Nursing Program graduated sixteen students on Friday, July 21, 2023.  Tiffany Cover, CCCTC Principal and Tonya Saggese, Nursing Program Director, welcomed the audience to the event.  Cheyanne Higgins, nursing graduate, introduced the Commencement speaker, Jessica Lash, BSN, RN, Nursing Instructor.  Academic awards were presented by Mrs. Saggese, Nursing Program Director, to the three students with the highest-grade point averages in the class: Brittany Cambria, Mackenzie Pierce, and Leah Orton.  Heather Williams, NTHS Advisor, introduced graduates that had been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society: Brittany Cambria, Tiffany Nichols, Leah Orton, and Mackenzie Pierce.  Diplomas were awarded by Mrs. Cover. Graduates were presented for graduation by Tonya Saggese, Nursing Program Director, and nursing pins were awarded by Alene Homan, Nursing Instructor.  Jessica Lash, Nursing Instructor, led the graduates in reciting the Practical Nursing Pledge.  Mackenzie Pierce, nursing graduate, provided the farewell address.  Front row from left: Junaida Al-Tikrity, Lisa Patton, Cheyanne Higgins, Kaitlyn Best, and Pamela Millinder.  Second Row: Kaylee Miller, Christine Cupp, Leah Orton, Tiffany Nichols, Kayla Mullavey, and Taylor Trumbette.  Third Row: Mackenzie Pierce, Nora Campbell, Mackenzie Schnarrs, Brittany Cambria, and Adrian Rowles.  The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and approved by the PA State Board of Nursing.