SSCC grads 10 from Practical Nursing program


Ten graduates of Southern State Community College’s Practical Nursing program were recognized during a Dec. 8 pinning ceremony at the college’s central campus in Hillsboro.

Graduate Ryan McBride opened the evening ceremony, followed by administrative greetings from SSCC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Erika Goodwin and SSCC Dean of Health Sciences/Director of Nursing Dr. Julianne Krebs. Closing remarks were delivered by graduate Krista Seaman.

The 2022 PN graduating class includes (* denotes college honors; # denotes members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society):

· From Adams County, Krista Leigh Seaman* of West Union;

· From Brown County, Ryan Joe McBride of Georgetown, Kelsie Anne Schiedeler of Winchester, Dezirae Ann Valentine of Felicity, and Kalene Nicole Yost of Georgetown;

· From Clermont County, Sarah Elizabeth Buckley* of Williamsburg and Paige Marie Martin of Bethel;

· From Clinton County, Jamison Lowell Reed#;

· From Hamilton County, Courtney Breanna Grace Saunders of Cincinnati;

· From Highland County, Tabitha Lynn Smith of Hillsboro.

“This is an exciting time to enter nursing practice. There are great opportunities for licensed practical nurses in many areas of health care not previously available. Congratulations graduates,” Krebs said.

For more information about Southern State’s health sciences programs, visit To learn more about Southern State Community College, call 1-800-628-7722 or visit

Submitted by Elizabeth Burkard, director of marketing, Southern State Community College.

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