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Pharmacy tech students pinned

By From staff reports
Published in News on August 17, 2014 1:50 AM

The 14 members of the Wayne Community College Pharmacy Technology Class of 2014 were recognized during a recent formal pinning ceremony.

The annual service includes presentation of pharmacy technician pins and roses by the faculty of the program and recitation of the "Oath of a Pharmacy Technician." It denotes the graduates' passage from students to professionals in their field.

Staff Sgt. Ashley Dougherty who supervised some of the students during their clinical rotations, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. She noted that those students she worked with "quickly became part of our 'pharmaly.'"

Laura Swinson, director of WCC's Pharmacy Technology Program, told the graduates, "It has been an honor, a privilege, and a joy to have each one of you grace the classroom with such enthusiasm, intelligence, and eagerness to learn.

"Remember, count your pills twice, check the prescription label and the medication three times, but most importantly, remember that you are a pharmacy technician and you are ready to make a difference in health care. Now, keep calm and dispense those meds!"

This year's graduates are Alexandria A. Herring and Kelly L.A. Luft of Dudley; Brianna N. Durham, Stephania Haya, Jacqueline R. Moore, Gail S. Luckett, and Samai M. Saleh of Goldsboro; Brittney M. Graves of Mount Olive; Marcy G. Henn, Renee K. Stoneking, and Marissa C. Wood of Pikeville; Shawna R. Christie of Princeton; Guadalupe Sanchez of Seven Springs; and Marquitta Jackson of Wilson.