Allied Health Graduates Honored at Pinning Ceremony - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC `

Allied Health Graduates Honored at Pinning Ceremony

December 21, 2023

Wayne Community College’s Workforce Continuing Education Services recognized graduates of its Allied Health programs at a pinning ceremony on Dec. 19.

Graduates of the College’s Nurse Aide I, Dialysis Technician, and Phlebotomy courses received certificates and pins that mark their transition from students to professionals. This was the first graduating class of WCC’s new Dialysis Technician course.

WCC’s Nurse Aide I, Dialysis Technician, and Phlebotomy graduates were honored at a recent pinning ceremony. Pictured are the first Dialysis Technician graduates Tonya Atkinson, Dalva Fleming (back left to right), and Editha Rabot with Instructor Michelle Love (front left to right). (Not pictured: Michelle Poore.)

The graduates and their programs, listed by hometown, are:

Black Creek
Caroline R. Daniels – Nurse Aide I

Breanna E. Bryant – Nurse Aide I

Tonya L. Atkinson – Dialysis Technician
Myriana Augusma – Phlebotomy
Lavron I. Avery – Nurse Aide I
Jasmine J. Bogan – Phlebotomy
Kiana S. Bogan – Nurse Aide I
George A. Bognar III – Nurse Aide I
Nauttie S. Boseman – Nurse Aide I
Aundraya Buckrham – Phlebotomy
Mollie A. Cooper – Nurse Aide I
Jayla A. Edgecomb – Nurse Aide I
Dalva E. Fleming – Dialysis Technician
Shawnae E. Gooding – Phlebotomy
Aseonia T. Griffin – Nurse Aide I
Enezia J. Hall – Phlebotomy
Katherine G. Hansen – Nurse Aide I
Cristina Hernandez Hurtado – Nurse Aide I
Daleshia D. Hutcherson – Nurse Aide I
Merline Ismenord – Phlebotomy
Tionna A. James – Phlebotomy
Tania Jean – Nurse Aide I
Markieshea M. Kamoh – Nurse Aide I
Jyere D. Lofton – Phlebotomy
Kimberley W. Martin – Nurse Aide I
Katherine D. Martinez Lopez – Nurse Aide I
Carissa F. Matondo – Nurse Aide I
Tyona S. Moses – Phlebotomy
Emily G. Newsome – Nurse Aide I
Jasmin M. Nunez – Phlebotomy
Pamela F. Ocloo – Nurse Aide I
Heidi J. Perez Barrera – Phlebotomy
Angelina Prentice – Nurse Aide I
Editha R. Rabot – Dialysis Technician
Vanna R. Reid – Nurse Aide I
Riley A. Ryan – Phlebotomy
Samyiah A. Sasser – Nurse Aide I
Earnest J. Saunders – Nurse Aide I
Jacob M. Schuch – Nurse Aide I
Gladys Y. Simmons – Nurse Aide I
Adam W. Spivey – Nurse Aide I
Edward F. Sugg – Nurse Aide I
Lauren E. Ward – Phlebotomy
Nakesha S. Washington – Nurse Aide I
Chantel S. Williams – Nurse Aide I
Mecca Z. Wooten – Phlebotomy

La Grange
Ariyonna N. Dawson – Nurse Aide I
Michelle R. Poore – Dialysis Technician
Chelsea R. Schultz – Phlebotomy

Mount Olive
Clarida M. Garcia – Nurse Aide I
Schella Jean Baptiste – Nurse Aide I
Nathalie Jose – Phlebotomy
Ychenailande Lumenes – Phlebotomy

Hunter L. McDiarmid – Nurse Aide I
Lanice M. Sutton – Phlebotomy

Seven Springs
Kylie G. Barwick – Phlebotomy
Vannesa M. Lemus – Nurse Aide I
Ernesto J. Lopez – Nurse Aide I

Staci G. Bailey – Nurse Aide I

Brendan L. McIntyre – Nurse Aide I

Graduates with the highest grade point average in their class received special recognition during the ceremony. Nurse Aide I students George Bognar III, Angelina Prentice, Hunter McDiarmid, and Katherine Hansen; Dialysis Technician student Editha Rabot; and Phlebotomy students Lanice Sutton and Aundraya Buckrham were honored for this achievement.

WCC President Patty Pfeiffer spoke about how vital healthcare workers are in caring for those with sicknesses and chronic illnesses.

“Today your career goals and dreams of entering the healthcare field have come to a conclusion,” Pfeiffer told the graduates. “A pinning ceremony is a very symbolic ceremony that dates back to the Crusades of the 12th century. It is a moment of pride and honor.”

WCC Vice President of Workforce Continuing Education Services and Community Engagement Renita Dawson told the graduates’ family members in attendance that it is “a wonderful Christmas gift” for their loved ones to reach this milestone.

Nurse Aide I graduates are eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam necessary for certification and listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.

After one year of work experience, Dialysis Technician graduates are eligible for national certification as clinical hemodialysis technicians.

The Phlebotomy program prepares graduates for the National Phlebotomy Certification Examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

For more information on WCC Workforce Continuing Education Services Allied Health courses, contact Director of Allied Health Joyce Hamilton-Fleming at or 919-739-6929, or Administrative Assistant Terrie Wellington at or 919-739-6935.

About Wayne Community College
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves around 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 240 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.