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LPN Graduation planned for mid December

TCAT — Graduation for December 2020 practical nursing graduates at TCAT Elizabethton will be different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Following CDC guidelines, the Dec. 16 graduation event is not open to the general public. Only five family guests may be invited per student and face masks will be required, according to Kathy Bullen, practical nursing director. 
“Wednesday, Dec. 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m. there will be a staggered ‘walk-through’ pinning in the auditorium of the Administration Building on the Main Campus. Students will be instructed to arrive at staggered times allowing for them to exit their vehicle for a short time — entering through one door of the auditorium and exiting through another — only stopping long enough to get pinned, take a few pictures and then move on,” Bullen said.   
The event was planned to be held inside due to unpredictable weather outside 
Here are the 33 potential graduating nurses and their county of residence. 
Carter: Stephanie Allen, Katlyn Burrow, Carissa Estepp, Monica Honeycutt, Ashlee Payne. 
Hawkins: Paige Carpenter, Erika Leeman, Ericka Poteet, Katherine Stalans. 
Johnson: Shania Sala, Jesse Parker, Kailyn Hayworth. 
Sullivan: Brittany Brickey, Ryan Snow-Chervanik, Ashton Conrad, Ashley Gilbert, Chrystal Humphries, Candra Lane, Karah Little, Jason Long, Kayla Lowe, Brittani Mullins. 
Unicoi: Ashley Harris, Kailyn Marchant. 
Washington: Katie Bunton, Angela Carter, Ceaira Cavin-Harrison, Taylor Kimery, Patience Matthews, Whitney Montgomery, Jimara Nichols, Kailyn Stevens, Jessica Hartley. 
For additional information, contact TCAT Elizabethton at 423-543-0070.