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Medical assisting class pinned

By Staff Reports
Published in News on May 25, 2010 1:46 PM

The 14 members of the 2010 medical assisting class at Wayne Community College were presented their pins in a formal pinning ceremony earlier this month.

The annual service, which includes presentation of medical assistant pins and red roses to students by the program faculty, and recitation of the Medical Assistant's Creed, denotes the end of the graduates' academic journey and beginning of their professional lives.

Medical assistants "are the human touch, the go-to person, the link between the patient and the medical professional," instructor Denise Kearney told the attendees. "From administrative tasks to clinical duties, they do it all."

This year's graduates are Kathleen Connolly, Joyce Cox, Brandy Dawes, Jennifer Head, Rosa Johnson, Angela Lancaster, Teresa Nobles, Nikki Sandlin, Heather Segraves, Rebecca Sewell, Brooke Snyder, Kiara Tomlin, Wendy Turner and Kristina Williams.

Mrs. Lancaster was named the most outstanding student. She served as president of the Medical Assisting Student Association for her class. Under her leadership, the association raised $2,000 for various non-profit groups.

During her studies, she worked 15 hours a week in externships at Southeastern Medical Oncology, Wayne Heart Internal Medicine and Goldsboro Pediatrics.

She has been hired to work at LaGrange Pediatrics.