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Local college students honored during emotional ceremony

Pinning Ceremony

Anna Carver, nursing assistant student, receives her health occupationspin and certificate from Peggie Cranford, nurse aide instructor at Tri-County Community College, during the
pinning ceremony on Dec. 15 at the main campus in Peachtree.

Students who completed their training in health occupations at Tri-County Community College were honored during a pinning ceremony on Dec. 15 at the main campus in Peachtree.

“This is a great achievement,” said Bo Gray, vice president for college and community iniatives at Tri-County Community College. “It took hours of hard work and dedication from each and every one of you, and on behalf of the faculty and staff, we are honored to acknowledge your accomplishment with friends and loved ones tonight.”

Three groups of students were honored during the ceremony: nursing assistant, pharmacy technician, and phlebotomy students each received their certificates of completion and pins.

“We are here to recognize the sacrifices you and your families have made so you can walk across this stage tonight,” said Deborah Raper, coordinator of health occupations training. “We have students who are balancing school, work, or a family, and others who are doing all three. Despite these challenges, you each stepped up to every challenge and persevered, and your instructors respect your work ethic immensely.”

According to Gray all of the students recognized had completed a program exceeding 96 hours in length between June and December. Students completing between January and May will be honored during a ceremony in summer 2018
Following the ceremony, students and their families stayed for a small reception and photos.

For more information about upcoming classes in health occupations training call 837-6810 or log onto www.tricountycc.edu.