NGTC Blairsville Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting Students Receive Pins

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Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College’s Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting students from the Blairsville campus recently received their pins in a private graduation ceremony at the college. Pinning ceremonies are a traditional nursing practice that honors students prior to beginning their careers in healthcare.

“These students had to lean on each other and became a family while they had to overcome so many obstacles this year,” said NGTC Practical Nursing Instructor Sharon McFarland. “I am extremely happy and grateful to have spent a year with this class of champions. The resilience and flexibility they have shown will help them navigate and excel in their future healthcare careers.”

“I am extremely proud of the 2020 summer graduates of Medical Assisting,” said NGTC Medical Assisting Program Director Carrie Rodriguez. “They persevered during such an unusual time, and their determination and dedication will make them stronger medical assistants. I congratulate each one for their amazing accomplishment.”

“These students deserve a wonderful recognition,” said NGTC President Dr. Mark Ivester. “We are very pleased we could conduct a pinning ceremony with a minimal amount of people present because each of these students persevered through some very difficult times to meet their educational goals. We are incredibly proud of each one of them and wish them the very best in their future healthcare career.”

Blairsville Practical Nursing students pictured are (left to right): Ayla Haney, Cheyenne Pearce, Beth Rosendale, Tiffani Head, Linda Heredia, Brittany Beavers, Janna Harris, Ivy LeCroy, Michelle Starnes, Katie Courtney, Casey Yarnall, Bill Meier, Megan Head, Danielle Holbrooks, Ashley Mora, Emily Galloway, and ReGina Jordan.
Blairsville Practical Nursing students pictured are (left to right): Ayla Haney, Cheyenne Pearce, Beth Rosendale, Tiffani Head, Linda Heredia, Brittany Beavers, Janna Harris, Ivy LeCroy, Michelle Starnes, Katie Courtney, Casey Yarnall, Bill Meier, Megan Head, Danielle Holbrooks, Ashley Mora, Emily Galloway, and ReGina Jordan.
Blairsville Medical Assisting students pictured are (left to right): Mandy Brackett, Deana Kellermier, Nicole Reed, Sydney Cruse, Holly Sawyer, Michelle Rodgers, Ishleen Kaur, NGTC Medical Assisting Program Director Carrie Rodriguez, Rhona Hendrix, Katlyn Beal, Theresa Nix, Rose Mason, Ashley K. Teague, Shakatlyn Wright, and Cynthia Jones.
Blairsville Medical Assisting students pictured are (left to right): Mandy Brackett, Deana Kellermier, Nicole Reed, Sydney Cruse, Holly Sawyer, Michelle Rodgers, Ishleen Kaur, NGTC Medical Assisting Program Director Carrie Rodriguez, Rhona Hendrix, Katlyn Beal, Theresa Nix, Rose Mason, Ashley K. Teague, Shakatlyn Wright, and Cynthia Jones.

For more information regarding NGTC’s newly awarded Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited nursing program or the number one ranked Medical Assisting program in Georgia, visit northgatech.edu or call 706-754-7700.

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