Wayne Community College recognized members of its Pharmacy Technology class of 2021 in a formal pinning ceremony May 5.
The service denotes the graduates’ passage from students to professionals in their field. During it, pharmacy technician pins were conferred on the graduates and they recited the “Oath of a Pharmacy Technician.”
This year’s graduates are
Victoria Caceres and Courtney Cole of Dudley;
Josie Cortez, Natalie Daughtry of Mount Olive;
Brittani Hobbs of Goldsboro;
Debra Jones, Elizabeth Jones, and Michalah Robinson of Pikeville; and
Mariela Ortiz and Vanessa Southerland of Seven Springs.
“My students have been amazing,” said Dr. Marcie Quinn, director of WCC’s Pharmacy Technology Program. “I am so proud of how they faced obstacles but overcame and did a phenomenal job in their studies,” Quinn said.
She spoke of how they adjusted to learning virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visited pharmacies in retail and hospital settings, and participated in community and college projects, while putting forth extra effort to keep their families and themselves healthy.
Wayne Community College’s Pharmacy Technology program is a limited-admission, two-semester program that leads to a diploma. Graduates can choose to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam to earn the title of “certified pharmacy technician.”
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 more than 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.
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