Melissa LeAnne Kirbow of Hallsville, Texas, daughter of Ronald Doyle Hankins and Cathy Ann Hankins of Glen Rose graduated May 8th from Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. Melissa graduated with an Associate Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medicine.

Melissa graduated on the Deanís List with a 3.5 GPA or better both in 2008 and again in 2009 and intends to continue her education in order to achieve her Bachelorís degree in the same field.

Melissa is the granddaughter of Charlie Doyle Hankins and the late Pauline Hankins, also of Glen Rose.Melissa is employed by Good Shepherd Medical Center Hospital in Longview, Texas where she has been employed in their emergency department evening shift fulltime for the last two years while also attending college fulltime during the day.

She is the mother of two children, Shelbi who is 7 and Sheldon who is 5.