Graduates of the Bainbridge State College’s Medical Assisting program stand with their instructor, Sherry Harrison. From the left, are Amelia Jensen, LaShondra Harris, Ronnisha Bush and Monique Groomes, all from Bainbridge, and Harrison.
Graduates of the Bainbridge State College’s Medical Assisting program stand with their instructor, Sherry Harrison. From the left, are Amelia Jensen, LaShondra Harris, Ronnisha Bush and Monique Groomes, all from Bainbridge, and Harrison.
 

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BSC holds graduation for EMT and medical assisting students

Published 7:11am Tuesday, August 13, 2013

By CAROL HEARD

Communications Specialist, Bainbridge State College

Bainbridge State College held a joint ceremony for graduates of its advanced emergency medical technology and its medical assisting programs on July 31 at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center.

Vice President for Academic Affairs Tonya Strickland congratulated the students, as well as their family and friends gathered to mark the special occasion.

“We would like to remind you how proud we are of you, and to recognize how important you will be in serving our community,” Dr. Strickland said.

Medical assisting program student Ronnisha Bush of Bainbridge was presented the Outstanding Academic Student Award, and Amelia Jensen, also of Bainbridge, was presented the Outstanding Clinical Student Award.

Flossie Smith of Donalsonville gave the invocation. Monique Groomes of Bainbridge led the graduating class with reciting the medical assisting creed. Sherry Harrison, instructor of the medical assisting program in the School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies, pinned the eight graduates.

Later in the ceremony, Colby Ponder of Bainbridge opened the Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (AEMT) program by offering the AEMT prayer. After each of the graduates of the AEMT program were pinned by Instructor Charles Avery, Christina Addison of Cairo led her fellow graduates in the AEMT oath.

Photo of Award Winners: Being recognized for their achievement in Bainbridge State College’s Medical Assisting program are, from the left, Ronnisha Bush, who was presented the Outstanding Academic Student Award, and Amelia Jensen, who was presented the Outstanding Clinical Student Award. Both students are from Bainbridge.
Photo of Award Winners: Being recognized for their achievement in Bainbridge State College’s Medical Assisting program are, from the left, Ronnisha Bush, who was presented the Outstanding Academic Student Award, and Amelia Jensen, who was presented the Outstanding Clinical Student Award. Both students are from Bainbridge.

 

Bainbridge State AMET graduates

The following 12 students graduated from Bainbridge State’s Advanced Emergency Medical Technology program:

Arlington – Tiffany Braswell.

Bainbridge – David R. Cutchin, Mark Parker (who could not attend) and Colby Ponder.

Cairo – Christina Addison, Garret Godwin, Jacob Lawler and Marcus Starling.

Colquitt – Ernest Lee Jordan (who could not attend) and Shelby Standifer.

Donalsonville – Stephen Hester and Julia L. Scott.

Bainbridge State Medical Assisting graduates

The following eight students graduated from Bainbridge State’s Medical Assisting program:

Bainbridge – Ronnisha Bush, Monique Groomes, LaShondra Harris and Amelia Jensen.

Cairo – Tarnesha Herring.

Colquitt – Cassietta M. Coon.

Donalsonville – Flossie D. Smith.

Pelham – Tonya Cannon.

Graduates of the Bainbridge State College Advanced Emergency Medical Technology program stand with their instructor, Charles Avery. From the left, are David R. Cutchin and Colby Ponder, both from Bainbridge, and Avery. Mark Parker is not pictured.
Graduates of the Bainbridge State College Advanced Emergency Medical Technology program stand with their instructor, Charles Avery. From the left, are David R. Cutchin and Colby Ponder, both from Bainbridge, and Avery. Mark Parker is not pictured.

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