Students in medical programs honored

Published 4:08 pm Friday, August 21, 2009

Sharing the spotlight at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center, Bainbridge College (BC) students were honored for completing their studies this summer in the Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Program and in the Medical Assisting (MAST) Program.

The EMT group included those from Main Campus and the second cohort to complete the program at the BC Early County Site (BCEC) in Blakely.

The July 30 ceremonies marked the academic accomplishments of these students, said Barbara Stephens, Technical Studies Division interim chair.

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On the program with her were BCEC Director Joan Simpson, Vice President of Academic Affairs Mariam Dittmann, Paramedic Technology Instructor/Emergency Medical Services Program Coordinator Randy Williams of Colquitt, BCEC EMT Instructor Frank Killebrew of Colquitt, and MAST Instructor Sherry Harrison of Cairo.

Main Campus EMT graduates were Kristen Drexler of Bainbridge, Andy Dukes of Seminole County, Jamie Earp, David Grubbs, Steven Hayes, all of Decatur County, Amy Lashley of Colquitt, and Anthony Mims, who gave the invocation, Tori Campbell Read, Donna Rhodes and Tammy Wilson, all of Bainbridge.

BCEC graduates in the EMT program were Stephanie Manos of Arlington, Cody McDowell and Bruce Higginbotham, both of Blakely.

Receiving their Medical Assisting pins were Pamela Cook of Arlington, Christy Dudley and Tina Fudge of Bainbridge, Tamekia Grant of Miller County, Quanshekia Jones of Bainbridge, Marilyn Lowe of Newton, Barbara Martin of Blakely, Shareka Price of Attapulgus, Lillie Richardson of Colquitt and Janice Walker of Climax.

EMT graduates received certificates from their respective instructors and students in the MAST program received the traditional medical assisting pin. The program included remarks by Licensed Practical Nursing Program Director Doris Carmichael, a presentation by faculty member Mary Glenn Grimes and librarian Martha Mitchell, and music provided by Tech Studies staff member Beverly Thompson.