The Citadel graduates future nurses during pinning ceremony

The Citadel’s Swain Department of Nursing is recognizing its newest graduates from its nursing program.

On Thursday, May 2, the department’s Class of 2024 received their nursing pins during a traditional pinning ceremony in the college’s Summerall Chapel. At The Citadel, the pin is presented after a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is earned. Presenting new nurses with a pin or badge dates back centuries.

These graduates have accepted positions with the following organizations: Army Nursing Corps, AnMed Health Medical, Christiana Care Hospital, Roper St. Francis, Medical University of South Carolina and Prisma Health.

The names of the graduates are:

South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 2024 nursing graduates

Kathleen Marie Bula

Shannon Clare Curtis

Cecily Ann DiVirgilio

Jackson Wilson Fuller

William Spencer Sargent

William Able Wyman

The Citadel Graduate College Class of 2024 graduates

Madeline Rhoades Chamness

Carla De Pina Goncalves

Kevin Lemonte Greene

Sara Catherine McAlister

Chloe Sullivan McKeller

Delayne Elizabeth Nickles

Student Awards

Lila Whetstone Caring Award

William Sargent

Lila Whetstone was a nurse, patient advocate, teacher and a nurse administrator. Of all her roles and job duties, providing direct care to the patient and their family brought her the most joy. This award is given to a cadet who exudes the caring and compassionate qualities of a nurse exhibited by Mrs. Lila Whetstone.

Outstanding Students in Nursing

William Sargent

Delayne Nickles 

2024 Sigma Theta Tau Inductees

Kathleen Bula

Carla Goncalves

Chloe McKellar

Delayne Nickles

William Sargent

Induction into this International Honor Society of Nursing is bestowed upon students who have a GPA of at least a 3.0 and rank in the highest 35% of the graduating class.