The Medical Assisting Program at South Piedmont Community College held a pinning ceremony for its graduates on December 10.
The thirteen graduates included, Nathan Banda, Kimberly Beckworth, Kayla Busby, Raynal Coxe, Melissa Federico, Danielle Gargano, Elizabeth “Logan” Ingram, Samantha Leake, Shayla Martinez-Gonzalez, Sofia Montilla, Janet Silva-Valenciano, Joanna Silva-Valenciano, and Amber Sloan.
Program Director, Lori Laney, reminded the graduates of their progress by reading quotes from their first journal entry. “I knew I couldn’t walk into the class nervous, so I took a deep breath and told myself I could do this.” Then she compared it with their final journal entries, “I feel confident doing anything now; the nerves don’t even come to me anymore.”
Additional awards included: The Heart of the Class presented to Logan Ingram. The Spirit of Leadership award was presented to Kim Beckworth. Kayla Busby received the Spirit of Teamwork award. The Rising Star award was presented to Samantha Leake. And lastly, Valedictorian was earned by Kayla Busby with a 4.0 GPA which she maintained throughout the program.
All of the graduates will be moving on to careers. “Jobs for Medical Assistants are in higher demand than I have ever seen them,” said Laney.To learn more about the Medical Assisting Program visit the website at https://spcc.edu/areas-of-study/health-sciences-and-nursing/medical-assisting-options/medical-assistingmedical-laboratory-assistant/.
Written by Misty McMillan