Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Jul 26
Pinning ceremony planned for LPN students


Twenty-three students will graduate from the Mid-Plains Community College Licensed Practical Nursing program on Thursday. 

The public is invited to attend a pinning ceremony at 11 a.m. at the McDonald-Belton Theater, 601 W. State Farm Road in North Platte. 

LPNs are the eyes and ears of registered nurses and physicians. They provide hands-on care for patients – whether that be changing dressings, administering medication or simply taking the time to listen and reassure. 

Pinnings represent a significant step in the process to becoming a LPN. Only graduates of approved nursing programs are eligible for licensure in Nebraska. 

Shayla Hecht, of North Platte, and Megan Fiechtner, of Stapleton, will be the featured student speakers during the pinning ceremony at the college.

​Several awards will be presented, and the following graduates will be recognized: 

Ansley – Ali Ryan 

Dickens - Crystal Gartrell 

Gordon – Tamera Rosane 

Gothenburg – Cora-Leigh Seaman 

Hayes Center – Shelly Landry

​Hershey – Ashleigh Cardwell 

Holbrook – Alisha Garcia 

Holdrege – Shayna Hanks 

Kearney – Tammy Watson 

Maxwell – Kaytlynne Walker 

McCook – Morgan Coady, Barbara Eromomene 

North Platte Tina Berglund, Bobbi Gustason, Shayla Hecht, Cortney Lewandowski 

Ogallala – Hanna Kelley, Ashley Law 

Paxton – Hollie Graves 

Stapleton Megan Fiechtner 

Sutherland – Tina Holm 

Valentine – Crystal Mayhew 



Julesburg – Dawn Westerbuhr


Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​