Follow Us! Become a Fan of NRCC!

Contact Information:
Joyce K. Taylor
Phone: (540) 674-3600 Ext. 4245
Fax: (540) 674-3663
Edwards Hall 250

Kelly H. Kaiser
Phone: (540) 674-3600 Ext. 4301
Fax: (540) 674-3663
Edwards Hall 252
NRCC Landscape

For Immediate Release

Sixteeen students graduate from NRCC’s practical nursing program


Sixteen New River Community College students have completed requirements for the three-semester practical nursing program at the college. They received certificates and participated in a pinning ceremony on July 26.

Practical nursing graduates were Shaunna Leigh Andrews of Radford, Janessa Kaye Bolt of Willis, Natalie Dawn Breeden of Dublin, Casey Jean Calfee of Radford, Vickie Hill Harvey of Radford, Rhonda Lynn Hungate of Bland, Shannon Nicole Jarels of Blacksburg, Brandy Avants Kastilahn of Radford, Haley Danielle Lawson of Pulaski, Ashley Linette Ligon of Blacksburg, Kristen Ann Litton of Wytheville, Cynthia Ann Miles of Blacksburg, Amy Jo Plaugher of Blacksburg, Cynthia Lea Dame Reed of Christiansburg, Stephani Michelle Richards of Radford and Rechell LeeAnn Williams of Radford.

Three practical nursing students had special roles in the ceremony. Ashley Ligon was chosen by her peers to give the graduation address and Vickie Harvey sang “Angel By Your Side.” Natalie Breeden led the nurses in reciting the Florence Nightingale Pledge.

NRCC’s certificate program prepares students to qualify as contributing members of a health team, rendering patient care in a variety of health service facilities. These students are eligible to take the Virginia Board of Nursing examination leading to licensing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).


First row from left: Mia Copeland, associate professor of practical nursing; Janessa Bolt, Natalie Breeden, Ashley Ligon, Cynthia Reed, LaRue Ridenhour, associate professor of practical nursing;

Second row from left: Kristen Litton, Stephani Richards, Rechell Williams, Amy Plaugher, Vickie Harvey;

Third row from left: Casey Calfee, Rhonda Hungate, Haley Lawson, Shaunna Andrews;

Fourth row from left: Brandy Kastilahn, Shannon Jarels, Cynthia Miles
News Story Image

Other Options: