Clarkesville, GA – North Georgia Technical College’s Health Sciences students from the Clarkesville 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. Students receiving pins were from the Clinical Laboratory Technology, Medical Assisting and Pharmacy Technology programs.
The Clinical Laboratory Technology students receiving their pins were Julia Deltoro of Gainesville, Ga.; Cori Harding of Warne, N.C.; Kailen Humphries of Summerville, Ga.; KimberLynn Kelly of Lavonia, Ga.; Philomena Kelsey of Clarkesville, Ga.; Courtney Pring of Winder, Ga.; Jessica Simpson of Baldwin, Ga.; Hailey Storck of Buford, Ga.; Courtney Wade of Cleveland, Ga.; and Lela Watkins of Toccoa, Ga.
“The 2022 Clinical Laboratory Technology cohort was an amazing group of students,” said NGTC Clinical Laboratory Instructor Haley Adams. “They exhibited great resilience and determination; they overcame obstacles and finished strong. I am very proud of them.”
The following Medical Assisting students received their pins: Raquel Berghoefer of Cleveland, Ga.; Lauren Brown of Clarkesville, Ga.; Porcha Burtch of Toccoa, Ga.; Ashley Cummings of Cleveland, Ga.; Amber Harrelson of Demorest, Ga.; Brianna Henslee of Clayton, Ga.; Kayla Keller of Alto, Ga.; AnnaKaren Rincon of Lawrenceville, Ga.; Michele Roach of Clarkesville, Ga.; Kayla Smith of Cornelia, Ga.; and Micha Swain of Cornelia, Ga.
“I am very proud of each of these students for the tremendous accomplishment they have achieved,” said NGTC Medical Assisting Instructor Vanessa Lone. “I know these graduates will make a great impact in healthcare as Medical Assistants, and I wish them the best of luck.”
Pharmacy Technology students receiving their pins were Brandon Bowden of Cleveland, Ga.; Jessica Bryant of Demorest, Ga.; Lisa Demers of Cleveland, Ga.; Courtney Sosebee of Demorest, Ga.; and Savannah Vickery of Carnesville, Ga.
“It was my honor to recognize this outstanding group of Pharmacy Technology students,” said NGTC Pharmacy Technology Program Director/Instructor Brandy Qualls. These graduates have worked diligently to achieve their goal of becoming pharmacy technicians, and I know they will be a great addition to the pharmaceutical industry.”
“It was a pleasure to honor our outstanding graduates and congratulate them on achieving an incredible milestone in their lives,” said NGTC Dean of Academic Affairs Christy Bivins. “These North Georgia Technical College graduates from our Medical Assisting, Clinical Laboratory and Pharmacy Technology programs will be the professionals that our community counts on in our times of need. With their commitment to educational excellence and achievement, we know that our healthcare facilities will continue to provide quality care for many years to come.”
“North Georgia Technical College is honored to host the special occasion in which we celebrate student success,” said NGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Mindy Glander. “These students are critical in supporting our everchanging healthcare needs and work to assuage the ongoing healthcare workforce shortage. Most of these students have already secured full-time positions within their field. These are difficult programs to complete, and these students must master each skill and concept to be successful and complete the respective programs of study. Our Medical Assisting, Clinical Laboratory and Pharmacy Technology programs are led by skilled and knowledgeable faculty. We are thankful for each of our faculty members and each of the students who have achieved program completion.
For more information regarding Health Sciences programs at NGTC, visit northgatech.edu or call 706-754-7700.