Connors State College Graduates 42 New Nurses

Connors State College celebrated the graduation of 42 new nurses in a pinning ceremony held Dec. 7, 2018 on the Warner campus in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

The pinning ceremony signifies the nursing students’ official initiation into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses. The ceremony is rich with symbolism; it is the right of passage which can be traced all the way back to the 12th century.

Sandra Watson, the Connors Interim Division Chair for Nursing and Allied Health, said, “This was the largest group we have had in several years because it included both career ladder students and traditional students. This is exciting for our community because the projected need for nurses in Oklahoma exceeds the current capacity of the schools in Oklahoma.”


This year’s graduates are:


Jae Armstrong

Ashley Belcher

Angela Bosserman

Ashlinne Callahan

Lindsay Cates

Rylan Davenport

Allison Davis

Lauren Dvorak

Kaitlyn Fleetwood

Kylee Jones

Makinze Kannady

Chloe Linn

Leyla McCarter

Amanda Mauldin

Hailie Nealis

Lacee Norvell

Eric Peterson

Alyssa Price

Brandon L. Reich

Rachael Ridgeway

Alicia Rosson

Sydnie Rosson

MacKenzie Sells

Lacee Shade

Aubrae Sharp

Michael White

Career Ladder

Dusti Asbill

Brittany Barnes

Cathy Burnett

Stanley Ray Collins

Brittany Cowart

Esther Delacerda

Erica Dudzik

Holly Dunham

Irina Green

Eric McKinney

Jessica McKinney

Shannon Scott

Angie Smith

Brandy Smith

Beth Storts

Ashlee Whisenhunt


“Students who graduate from the Nursing Program have a 100 percent chance of obtaining a job after graduation,” Watson said.

Connors will be accepting career ladder students twice a year again, starting in Fall 2019. The Career Ladder Program is especially designed to provide mobility for the Licensed Practical Nurse and the Licensed Paramedic. Qualified individuals may earn up to 18 hours of advanced placement toward an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. The application for the Fall entry will be open until February 15, 2019.