NewsLafayette Parish

Actions

SLCC pins Medical Assistant, Nursing students in drive-thru ceremony

SLCC drive thu pinning.PNG
Posted at 5:53 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 21:45:28-04

SLCC administrators and faculty from the Nursing and Allied Health Division honored Medical Assistant, Practical Nursing, and Registered Nursing students with a drive through pinning ceremony.

On Friday May 22, students gathered at the Lafayette Campus, remaining in their vehicles and drove through to receive their pins.

Students from the Abbeville, Crowley, Lafayette, Opelousas, and Ville Platte campuses participated in the ceremonies. SLCC's Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City for Practical Nursing students held their pinning on Thursday.

This ceremony replaced the in-person ceremony that was scheduled for the Spring 2020 semester.

Administrators said they wanted to make sure their students felt special while ensuring everyone's safety.

"It was mixed reaction because they wanted the traditional ceremony and rightly so, I understand. However, we wanted to give them something," explained Jeannie Thomas, Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health. So once they realized they could decorate their cars and make it festive and fun, since they couldn't decorate their graduation hat, I think that helped them to adjust and accept it more."

------------------------------------------------------------
Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Download our free app for Apple, Android, Roku and Amazon devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Alexa's Daily Flash Briefing

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel