Five Tri-County Community College medical assisting students were honored in front of family and friends during a pinning ceremony on May 9 at the main campus in Peachtree.
“We love this time of the year because we get to celebrate your successes after all the hard work and sacrifices you’ve each made,” said Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, president of Tri-County Community College.
Before each receiving their pins in recognition of completing the medical assisting program, Amber Gilreath, medical assisting student, addressed the audience.
“Being at Tri-County Community College has been one of the most wonderful and challenging times of my life,” Gilreath said with tears in her eyes. “I have had the pleasure of meeting so many people who have impacted my life in the most incredible ways.”
Gilreath also acknowledged Greta Farmer, medical assisting instructor at the college, and congratulated her fellow graduates.
“Thank you to Greta for being a phenomenal instructor,” said Gilreath, who graduated on May 12 with her associate degree. “We came, we saw, we conquered.”
Following the completion of their degree, medical assisting students are eligible to receive certification through the National Center for Competency Testing to become a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant.
“These students are some of the best I’ve ever had the privilege to teach,” Farmer said. “They each have bright futures ahead of them.”
For more information about Tri-County Community College’s medical assisting program, call 837-6810.
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