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Jun 22
Pinning ceremony planned for LPN students


Twelve students will graduate from the Mid-Plains Community College Licensed Practical Nursing program on June 30. 

The public is invited to attend a pinning ceremony at 11 a.m. in 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. 

Brandy Bielicki, Stephanie Montes, Amanda Schrock and Brittany Jordan will be the student speakers for the pinning ceremony at MPCC. 

All of the following graduates will be recognized: 

Broken Bow - Baily Kirkpatrick 

Culbertson - Brittany Jordan 

Hildreth - Karen Paitz 

Litchfield - Amanda Schrock 

McCook - Neyva Flores, Taylor Matson, Stephanie Montes, Courteney Mosley 

North Platte - Brandy Bielicki, Jude Okparaejesi, Cindy Skinner 

Palisade - Christina Patten

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​​​