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Nursing graduates earn pins

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December 08, 2009

Georgia College nursing graduates will receive their nursing pins representing their dedication, hard work, stamina and compassion.

The candlelight ceremony for the 31 graduating nursing students is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in the Arts & Sciences Auditorium.

The pins are symbolic of the nursing cohort’s challenges during their two years together. These cohort members have studied together and cried together.

During Fall 2008 semester, the students mourned the loss of classmate Maggie Moody and organized a successful fundraiser for her family.

"Most nursing students don't receive a class ring, but do want their nursing pin,” said Gail Godwin, assistant professor of nursing. “This pin will stay with them as they go into their future jobs and placements.”

One third of the graduating class will stay within Baldwin, Bibb and Houston counties. Others will return to their hometowns.

For more information, please call Gail Godwin at (478) 445-3915.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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For more information, contact University Communications at (478) 445-4477.