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Medical Assisting Class Pinned

May 08, 2019

Members of the 2019 Medical Assisting class at Wayne Community College were presented their pins in a formal ceremony at the college May 8.

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 careers and beginning of their professional lives.

This year’s graduates are Kayla Capps, Andres Cepeda, Elaneshia Corbitt, Shyann Dussault, Laterri Hall, Krystal Hamill, Shaqorie Jones, Stephanie Mills, Ashley Moore, Lindsey Simmons, and April Wise.

Medical Assisting Class of 2019 award winners are Lindsey Simmons, Clinical Excellence; Kayla Capps, Outstanding Student; and Ashley Moore, Academic Excellence.

Ms. Simmons was presented the annual Clinical Excellence Award, which recognizes the graduate who earns above average clinical site evaluations and the highest number of clinical hours.

The Academic Excellence Award went to Ms. Moore. The award recognizes the graduate who achieves the highest standards in the classroom and has the highest overall grade point average.

Ms. Capps garnered the Outstanding Student Award. She earned the award with an exceptional grade point average, excellent clinical reviews, and demonstrated commitment to her profession.

Instructor Margie Vanduyne, who is an alumnus of the program, advised the graduates to heed the power of their words. “Always speak words of life,” she said. Noting that they won’t know when the patient was last shown compassion, she said to “Care for them as gently as you would yourselves.”

WCC’s Medical Assisting Program is an 18-month, limited admission program that includes administrative, clinical and lab components. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Endowment. Graduates of WCC’s program are eligible to sit for the AAMA’s examination to become Certified Medical Assistants.

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 12,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs.

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