[caption id="attachment_13394" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/07\/Nursing-Graduates-Photo.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-13394" alt="New River Community and Technical College School of Practical Nursing held a graduation ceremony at Rhema Christian Center in Lewisburg on July 18." src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/07\/Nursing-Graduates-Photo-300x132.jpg" width="300" height="132" \/><\/a> New River Community and Technical College School of Practical Nursing held a graduation ceremony at Rhema Christian Center in Lewisburg on July 18.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nNew River Community and Technical College recently recognized the accomplishments of 33 graduates from the College\u2019s School of Practical Nursing.\r\n\r\nJoyce Egnor, RN, MSN, director of the nursing program, welcomed graduates, friends, and family. New River CTC President Dr. L. Marshall Washington and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Amy Sue DeSonia also provided greetings and remarks.\r\n\r\nDuring the ceremony, students received nursing pins and lit candles symbolizing the lamp that was carried by Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War. Students also recited The Nightingale Pledge, a commitment to serve patients with the highest standards of care.\r\n\r\n\u201cHelping someone in their darkest hour is a gift that you will give, but it is also a gift you will receive in return,\u201d said Dr. Washington. \u201cThe work you do will make all the difference to patients and their families and more broadly to our entire community.\u201d\r\n\r\nStudent awards were presented for academic and clinical excellence. From the Greenbrier Valley Campus, Lisa Winebrimmer received Academic Student of the Year and Marsha Bragg received Clinical Student of the Year. From the Nicholas County Campus, Emily Nardella received Academic Student of the Year and Heather Wilson received Clinical Student of the Year. From the Raleigh County Campus, Anna Brinton received Academic Student of the Year and Carol Massey received Clinical Student of the Year.\r\n\r\nLocally, graduates include: Greenbrier County - Ronceverte, Brittany M. Bennett; Alderson, Marsha A. Bragg; Lewisburg, Michael S. Brown; Renick, Sarah Callison; Lewisburg, Tony Davidson; Rainelle, Caroline Davis; Frankford, Jessica Neff; Rainelle, Johanna Walker; Sinks Grove, Lisa M. Winebrimmer; Monroe County - Union, Casara A. Buckland; Gap Mills, Amy Morris; Union, Megan R. Thomas.