State Hospital Will Graduate Eight Tonight

Final exercises for the school of nursing at the South Carolina State hospital will be held at 8 o’clock this evening.

Dr. R. C. Campbell, pastor of the First Baptist church, will deliver the commencement address and Christie Benet, chairman of the board of regents, will award diplomas to the eight members of the class. Miss Beulah L. Gardner, superintendent of nurses, will repeat the Florence Nightingale pledge of nurses.

Dr. C. Fred Williams, superintendent of the hospital, will preside over the exercises. Music will be furnished by the hospital orchestra including, Miss Divella Ehrenwerth, violin; Alan Taylors, cello; Mrs. R. A. Milam, piano; and B. A. Gardner, clarinet.

Members of the graduation class are: Jane Inez Mason, of Blaney, class president; Naomi McMillan, of Saluda, vice president; Sheldonia Barfield, of Leesville, secretary and treasurer; Myrtle James Beheler, of Blacksburg; Ruth Hazel Martin, of Calhoun Falls; Nelle Rhae Stockman, of Chapin, and Leila Mae Wicker, of Newberry.

Graduation exercises climaxing the three-year training course follows on year affiliation with the Roper hospital school of nursing, Charleston, Certificates of completion from that institution were awarded the class last night.

June 5, 1942  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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