Nine students graduated Saturday from the Pueblo Community College Southwest campus’ first class in its program for licensed practical nurses. The college added the one-year program to meet demand from local doctors and nursing homes. PCC Southwest also graduated 21 registered nurses and will offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing in fall 2019. The first graduating class of LPNs who were honored in a pinning ceremony on Saturday are, from left: Kassidy Milligan, Ashlynn Brenneman, Suntai Farley, Chancie Hunter, Courtney Taber, Mallorye Bane, Felix Duran, Kayla Norton and Ellen Sanchez. PCC Southwest nursing coordinator Maggie LaRose is kneeling.