Nurses Close Their Studies

Diplomas Are Awarded 15 at State Hospital After Colorful Exercises.

Amid a colorful state setting, 15 nurses were awarded diplomas at graduation exercises at the South Carolina State hospital Friday night.

Dr. E. L. Horger, clinical director of the hospital, presided. The invocation was offered by the Rev. William H. Stender, chaplin. Dr. John H. Webb, pastor of First Baptist church, delivered the graduating address. Dr. Horger presented diplomas to the graduates.

Miss Beulah Gardner, superintendent of nurses, presented pins to the graduates and administered the Florence Nightingale pledge. Mrs. W. C. Able, on behalf the Woman’s auxiliary of the Columbia Medical association, presented a ten dollar gold piece to Mrs. Annie Arrant Bowling of Lykesland, who made the highest average for the three years’ training course. Her average was 92.13.

Musical selections were given under the direction of B. A. Gardner. The Rev. Mr. Stender pronounced the benediction. Following the program, a reception and dance was given. Refreshments were also served.

Members of the graduating class are: Annie Arrants Bowling, Lykesland; Bonnie Dale Cox, Conway; Susie Blanche Campbell, Blaney; May Crosby, Ruffin; Ruth Chappell, Bookman; Clara E. Fraley, Coward; Azilee Haltiwanger, Peak; Ruby Van Haltiwanger, Peak; Cora D. Love, Latta; Lottie Harriett Love, Latta; Juanita Essie Redmond, Swansea; Elizabeth Reynolds, Columbia; Nora Ridlehover, Saluda; Dell Curlee Snelgrove, Gilbert, and Nelle Ruth White, Columbia.

June 12, 1932  Columbia Record (published as The Sunday Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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