College of The Albemarle holds 51st Associate Degree Nursing Pinning

By on May 15, 2024

A.D.N. Class of 2024 – (1st row, l-r): Kathryn Beach, Lauren Bolton, Kimberly Brown, Zachary Burris, Tiffany Demase, Kaitlin Fiedler, Laura Flowers, Courtney Fowler
(2nd row, l-r): Donisha Frost, Alexandra Hillman, Alyssa Hixson, Jessica Hoffman, Jordan Hofler, Anna Holland, Ashley Jones, Rachel Leary
(3rd row, l-r): Stephanie Manning, Stephanie Montgomery, Matthew O’Neal, Ellison Owens, Laura Scott, Katelyn Sharber, Sydni Shope, Jenna Sullivan
Bottom (4th row, l-r): Lacie Thornley, Joshua Trueblood, Kenyada Wiggins, Crisanta Williams, Leah Wood.


Elizabeth City – Graduates of the 2024 Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) program received their pins at College of The Albemarle’s (COA) annual pinning ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in the Performing Arts Center at COA – Elizabeth City. This year, we celebrated 29 graduates who completed over 800 clinical training hours and 1,056 classroom and lab hours.

This year’s pinning ceremony included the presentation of pins, the lighting of the Nightingale Lamps and the reciting of the International Council of Nurses’ Pledge.

During the ceremony on May 7th, several A.D.N. students received esteemed recognition, awards, and scholarships, acknowledging their academic excellence and perseverance.

Ashley Jones received the Academic Excellence and Academic Recognition Award, and Lauren Bolton received the Academic Recognition Award. The Academic Excellence Award is presented to the student with the highest grade point average (GPA) during the A.D.N. program, and the Academic Recognition Award is given to students who maintain a 3.5 GPA during their studies at COA.

Kathryn Beach received the Dr. L. Everett Sawyer Award. This award is presented to students who display outstanding abilities in all facets of nursing. It was established in 1984 in memory of Dr. Sawyer, a loyal and generous friend of COA’s A.D.N. Program. Recipients are selected by the A.D.N. faculty each year.

The Dr. Zack D. Owens and Martha Anderson Owens Nursing Endowment Scholarship was given to Lauren Bolton, Kimberly Brown, Laura Flowers, Ashley Jones, Rachel Leary, Stephanie Manning, Katelyn Sharber, Jenna Sullivan and Kenyada Wiggins.  Scholarships are presented to selected full-time nursing students who maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Dr. Zack D. Owens, a surgeon in Elizabeth City, and his wife, Martha Anderson Owens, a registered nurse, formed a highly skilled medical team at Albemarle Hospital. In 1983, Dr. Owens established the endowment to provide scholarship opportunities for nursing students.

“We are proud of the A.D.N. graduates who have worked very hard in a rigorous four-semester program,” shared Kathryn Miller, COA Associate Degree Nursing Department Chair and Associate Professor. “Many have secured employment in our region, and we look forward to seeing them in our community clinical facilities, where they will deliver excellent patient care.”

Congratulations to the COA Associate Degree Nursing Class of 2024: 

Kathryn Beach, Chesapeake, VA; Lauren Bolton, Dare County; Kimberly Brown, Currituck County; Zachary Burris, Pasquotank County; Tiffany Demase, Perquimans County; Kaitlin Fiedler, Pasquotank County; Laura Flowers, Currituck County; Courtney Fowler, Dare County; Donisha Frost, Chowan County; Alexandra Hillman, Perquimans County; Alyssa Hixson, Currituck County; Jessica Hoffman, Pasquotank County; Jordan Hofler, Gates County; Anna Holland, Currituck County; Ashley Jones, Pasquotank County; Rachel Leary, Perquimans County; Stephanie Manning, Perquimans County; Stephanie Montgomery, Perquimans County; Matthew O’Neal, Chowan County; Ellison Owens, Chowan County; Laura Scott, Camden County; Katelyn Sharber, Perquimans County; Sydni Shope, Perquimans County; Jenna Sullivan, Dare County; Lacie Thornley, Perquimans County; Joshua Trueblood, Pasquotank County; Kenyada Wiggins, Pasquotank County; Crisanta Williams, Dare County; and Leah Wood, Currituck County.

For COA’s Associate Degree Nursing program information, visit or contact Kathryn Miller at or 252-335-0821, ext. 2280.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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