Southeastern Technical College 2023 Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony


Twelve Practical Nursing students from Southeastern Technical College (STC) graduated on Tuesday, August 1. A special pinning ceremony was held at the Vidalia campus to celebrate the class.

Receiving their pins were Jamie Armstrong, Allison Austin, Amanda Barnes, Tiffany Birkheimer, Jania Cephus, Jessie Deloach, Kaitlin Graham, Season Hodges, Angela Johnson, Adriana Saldana, Kayla Townsend, and Samantha Turner.

Practical Nursing Instructor Sheila Van Dyke welcomed the friends and family of the graduates and thanked them for their support of the students over the last three semesters. She said, “Crossing this stage means these graduates are headed to make a big difference in the world.”

Students enter the Practical Nursing program in either the fall or spring semesters on the Swainsboro or Vidalia campus. The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care through general core and occupational courses, providing a variety of techniques and materials. Students then take part in clinical experiences so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of clinical instructors. Upon graduation, students write the NCLEX-PN for licensure as practical nurses.

Graduate Allison Austin said, “This program prepares students to enter the medical field armed with skills and knowledge to be successful nurses. Thank you, STC and the instructors, for shaping us into the people we have become. We look forward to making a difference in our communities.”

For more information on STC’s Practical Nursing program, visit or call (912) 538-3100 or (478) 289-2200.