SYLVA – Graduating students in eight of Southwestern Community College’s health sciences programs were honored during pinning ceremonies that took place recently at the Jackson Campus. Several EBCI tribal members were honored including: Angela Cucumber, therapeutic massage program; Charlotte Saunooke, medical assisting program; Giuliana Staton, respiratory therapy program; Jessica Higdon, nursing assistant program; Rustlina Long, nursing assistant program; Zachary Lambert, nursing assistant program; and Saundra Wade, nursing assistant program.
This was the first year human services technology held a pinning ceremony, joining the nursing assistant, medical assistant, therapeutic massage, emergency medical science, nursing, respiratory therapy and physical therapist assistant programs.
“These students develop extremely strong bonds from working together so closely over a two-year period, and our pinning ceremonies give them a chance to appropriately express how much they appreciate their friendships and the training they’ve received,” said Mitch Fischer, dean of health sciences at SCC. “Our health sciences programs are especially challenging, and we’re so proud of all these students who persevered and made it to the finish line.”
Info: SCC health sciences programs www.southwesterncc.edu, 339-4000