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2016 Distinguished Alumni

Ann S. Pruitt received her Associate in Applied Science in Nursing in 1996. She is employed at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital as the Director of Maternal and Child Health where she oversees 35 team members in Labor and Delivery and the Mother/Baby unit.  Ann has had many professional accomplishments, including implementing electronic medical records in all areas of Maternity as well as electronic fetal heart rate monitoring at RSMH.  She also started the one of the first Congenital Heart Disease Programs in Virginia at RSMH.  Ann is a member of the medical board for the Accomack Northampton Pregnancy Center, a member of the March of Dimes Eastern Shore Steering Committee, and a member of the Smart Beginnings Steering Council for the Eastern Shore.  She is currently enrolled at ODU in the Nursing program, with an anticipated graduation date of 2018.  Ann notes that ESCC helped her establish her career by allowing her to work and establish contacts before she even graduated.

Matthew Young  graduated from ESCC as a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society  in 2010 with an Associate’s in General Studies and in 2011 with an Associate’s in Science.  From there, he attended Salisbury University, where he will receive his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in May 2016.  He is a Park Ranger—Visitor Services Technician for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, providing interpretive programs to the public on various Refuge related topics.  He created a 10-week environmental education curriculum focusing on the different trophic levels of the food chain at the Refuge, and he has provided local schools ranger-led environmental education programs. ESCC helped prepare Matthew for life and a career by making him more independent and giving him the opportunity to collaborate with fellow classmates.