Pandemic Drive Through Pinning Event announced

Published 2:38 pm Monday, August 24, 2020

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TCAT – Welcome to the new normal: A Drive Through Pinning Ceremony for nursing graduates at TCAT Elizabethton.
The event is scheduled rain or shine for August 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Campus, 426 Highway 91 North, in Elizabethton.
The plan calls for graduates to line up in their automobile by last name, those with last name beginning with letters A-M from 5:30 to 6:15 and others from 6:15 to 7 p.m.
Students, who were notified of the event by email, are to turn left at the campus entrance and follow a route around the campus to the front of the Administration Building, exit their automobile and receive a nursing pin from their instructor who will be waiting at the front door of the Administration Building. In the event of rain, the instructors will be under a tent to be erected at that location.
According to event organizer Autumn Bentley, nursing instructor, this is the first time a drive through event has been scheduled for nursing graduates. She asked students to be patient, follow the rules, and not block the campus entrance on Highway 91 next to the BP Station.
In summary, the COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the nursing department at TCAT Elizabethton from having a pinning event for program graduates this year.
The list of 2020 nursing graduates, by county of residence, is shown below:
Practical Nursing (50)
Carter: J. Alexis Bowers, Maggie Brummitt, Brittany Campbell, Kimberly Day, Karen Depew, Savannah Estep, Abigail Fridley, Courtney Grindstaff, Annabell Johnson, Jesse Parker, Kelley Sapp, Sidney Sheppard, Kristen Silvers, Allison Wooten and Haley Younce. Greene: Jessica Hurd and Tiffany Wilson. Johnson: Rheshauna Johnson, Brooke McNutt, Shania Sala and Nikki Trivette. Hawkins: Angel Murrell. Sullivan: Destiny Baker, Alyssa Barrett, Linda Bowers, Christine Easley, Kaylin Hayworth, Bethsey Hernandez, Jenny Hill, Katelyn Johnson, Casey Oliver, Katie Ratliff, Jessica Shearin and Patrese Shepherd. Unicoi: Heather McNulty. Washington: Karina Barron, Janellepaz Lorenzo-Brenner, Kayla Cabe, Zachary Clifton, Heidi Corbin, Sydni Dickerson, Abigail Graybeal, Ashlyn Hyatt, Dana Merinsky, Gabriele Overbay, Brittany Sandine and Courtney Wilson. North Carolina: Luisa Macias, Buncombe, Amber Perry, Watauga, and Kimberly Harris, Wilkes.
The Fall Trimester at TCAT Elizabethton begins Sept. 1. For additional information contact Patricia Henderson at TCAT Elizabethton, 423-543-0070, extension 1004, or visit

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