At the college level
Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 11:20 am
The Messenger 03.19.09
Two students from Obion County were among 42 students recently inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) academic honor society at Dyersburg State Community College.
New members included Randi Kaye Walker of Union City and Summer Wisdom of Troy.
Students who have completed 12 hours of college work with a B average or higher are eligible for membership in the prestigious honor society for two-year colleges.
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Jennifer Bargery of Troy recently graduated from the Tennessee Technology Center at Newbern with a diploma in practical nursing and started a career in the healthcare field.
She had graduated from high school and was working at a local convenience store while planning her long-term career goals. She researched in-demand career fields and easily selected healthcare.
For the Fall 2007 trimester, Ms. Bargery was awarded a Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant through the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship program and a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Needs-Based Scholarship through the Tennessee Career Center in Union City to enroll in the practical nursing program at the Tennessee Technology Center.
She progressed throughout the 12-month intensive training program that combines classroom work and clinical practice. After she received her diploma, she properly prepared and found continued success when she passed the National Council Licensure Examination for the Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) and secured licensure.
Ms. Bargery is now employed with Medical Staffing Network in Memphis as a licensed practical nurse (LPN).