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WCC Students Honored at Medical Pinning Ceremony

May 15, 2024

Wayne Community College recently held a pinning ceremony for graduates of its Medical Laboratory Technology and Medical Assisting programs.

“The pinning ceremony highlights the end of one journey and the beginning of another,” WCC Medical Assisting Program Director and Instructor Heather Odom said during the ceremony. “This has been a long and intense journey for the graduating class, but you did it.”

WCC’s Medical Laboratory Technology graduates pictured from left to right are: Seth Albright, Sandra Rodriguez, Christina Mock, Teosha Cox, Kia Xiang, Danielle Faucette, and Micheal Griffin.

WCC Medical Laboratory Technology Program Supervisor Cole Eslyn noted that the graduates are the future of the healthcare field. “Each of you now has the ability to change people’s lives, whether that is by providing life-saving blood in the lab or by providing care and compassion to your patients when they come in the doctor’s office unsure of what is ailing them,” she said.

WCC’s Medical Assisting graduates pictured from left to right are: Izabella Bush Flores, Yaquelin Carmargo-Ortiz, Samantha Beeken, Kay-Lin Bethune, Chelsie Hartley, Nalleli Vega Huerta, Teosha Faison (back row); Prisilia Gonzalez Garcia, Clara Trejo, Linzy De Jesus Merida, Amber Shumate, and Yuliana Gonzalez-Ramirez (front row).

The graduates and their programs, listed by city of residence, are:

Linzy De Jesus Merida – Medical Assisting
Micheal Griffin – Medical Laboratory Technology
Chelsie Hartley – Medical Assisting
Nalleli Vega Huerta – Medical Assisting

Kay-Lin Bethune – Medical Assisting
Izabella Bush Flores – Medical Assisting
Teosha Cox – Medical Laboratory Technology
Teosha Faison – Medical Assisting
Danielle Faucette – Medical Laboratory Technology
Yuliana Gonzalez-Ramirez – Medical Assisting
Christina Mock – Medical Laboratory Technology
Amber Shumate – Medical Assisting

La Grange
Kia Xiang – Medical Laboratory Technology

Mount Olive
Seth Albright – Medical Laboratory Technology

Samantha Beeken – Medical Assisting
Clara Trejo – Medical Assisting

Seven Springs
Yaquelin Carmargo-Ortiz – Medical Assisting

Sandra Rodriguez – Medical Laboratory Technology

Snow Hill
Prisilia Gonzalez Garcia – Medical Assisting

Awards were given during the ceremony for academic and clinical excellence with each recipient receiving a plaque.

The Academic Excellence Award was given to a student in each program with the highest grade point average upon completion of their program. Shumate received this award for Medical Assisting, and Rodriguez was the recipient for Medical Laboratory Technology.

The Clinical Excellence Award went to students who excelled during the clinical practicum portion of their programs, chosen by their clinical observers and faculty members. The award went to Carmargo-Ortiz for Medical Assisting and Albright for Medical Laboratory Technology.

Students from each program received awards for academic and clinical excellence. Pictured from left to right, they are: Seth Albright, MLT Clinical Excellence Award; Sandra Rodriguez, MLT Academic Excellence Award; Yaquelin Carmargo-Ortiz, MA Clinical Excellence Award; and Amber Shumate, MA Academic Excellence Award.

WCC’s Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and its graduates may take the national certification examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

The College’s Medical Assisting program offers an associate degree or certificate, with graduates of the degree program becoming eligible to take the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Learn more about Medical Laboratory Technology and Medical Assisting on WCC’s website.

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 150 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.