Paul D. Camp Community College nursing students celebrate during special ceremony

RN Program 2019Class of 2019 RN students, front row from left, are: Jordan Anderson of Suffolk, Candace Triplett of Sedley, Victoria Kouassi of Carrollton, Kaitlyn Pope of Boykins, Tori Ricks of Franklin, Brittany Fletcher of Smithfield, Mariah Smith of Corapeake, NC, and Dedria Burgess of Newport News. Second row: Bonnie Burns of Franklin, Sophie Abisaab of Yorktown, Victoria Williams of Suffolk, Bethany Brinkley of Suffolk, Jennifer Kilborn of Suffolk, Keshonta Banks of Suffolk, Jessica Revels of Wakefield, Carin Wade of Virginia Beach, Carrie Holt of Sedley, Callie Bailey of Suffolk, and Raven Daniels of Suffolk. Back row: Dawn Wilson of Ivor, Tasha Sydnor of Chesapeake, Sara Creech of Courtland, Kaycie Edwards of Franklin, Darius Evans of Suffolk, Michael Edwards of Franklin, Katrissa Bennett of Eure, NC, Abbiegail Jones of Windsor, Ruth Kent of Ivor, Courtney Edwards of Franklin, Hannah Fagan of Suffolk, and Emily Edwards of Franklin.Photo by Paula Hasson of Precious Memories Photography
Paul D. Camp Community College’s Department of Nursing and Allied Health recently honored its graduating class of students in the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Registered Nursing (RN) programs by holding a special pinning ceremony. Lead Instructor for the Associate Degree Nursing Program Trudy Kuehn served as guest speaker.
Kuehn created a PowerPoint presentation that humorously highlighted “Nursing School through the Lens of Memes.”
Kuehn, known as Mrs. K by the students, has more than 30 years of experience as a nurse. She attained her BSN from The Ohio State University and earned her MSN from Old Dominion University with a specialty in Critical Care.
Special awards were presented during the ceremony. The following LPN students received class honors:

  • Clinical Nursing Excellence Award-Megan Smith
  • Nursing Academic Excellence Award-Laura Vick

The following RN program students received class honors:

  • Academic Excellence Award-Katrissa Bennett
  • Nursing Clinical Excellence Award-Keshonta Banks
  • Mentorship Award-Candace Triplett
  • Dr. Candace Rogers Excellence in Leadership Award-Tori Ricks
  • Florence Nightingale Award-Bonnie Burns
  • Ann Pinner “One Bite at a Time” Award-Carin Wade

For more information about the PDCCC Nursing and Allied Health programs, email Tasha Taylor at

Megan Smith Laura VickMegan Smith of Suffolk, left, and Laura Vick of Zuni celebrated the completion of the LPN program. – Photo by Lucy Little