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RMCC Holds RN Pinning Ceremony


RN Pinning Group 2On Saturday, December 3, 2015, Rich Mountain Community College held its Registered Nurse (RN) Pinning Ceremony for the Class of 2015 ARNEC LPN-RN Transition Program at The Ouachita Center. Dr. Phillip Wilson, President of Rich Mountain Community College, and Charla Hollin, RMCC Director of Nursing, welcomed everyone to this prestigious occasion and complimented the class members on their exemplary effort and accomplishment. Pyke Bobo, CRNA at Mena Regional Health System was selected by the class members to be the guest speaker for the ceremony. He encouraged the graduates to value their work and to gain important lessons from each situation given. Additional guests of honor included Jennifer Kesterson R.N., RMCC Nursing Clinical Coordinator, Darlene Hesterlee R.N., RMCC Nursing Clinical Instructor, Mona Wasmer R.N., RMCC Nursing Clinical Instructor, Lisa Wood R.N., RMCC Nursing Clinical Instructor, and Dr. Krystal Thrailkill, RMCC Vice President of Assessment, Evaluation, and Planning.

RMCC is a member of the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC) in addition to seven other two-year colleges in Arkansas. For more information about the nursing programs at RMCC, contact Charla Hollin at 479-394-7622, x. 1366 or

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