Medical assisting students recognized at college pinning

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

Vance-Granville Community College held a pinning ceremony Aug. 8 for its 2014 medical assisting program graduates at the college’s Franklin County campus in Louisburg, where the program is conducted.

As the program is nationally accredited, the graduates are now eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ certification examination to become certified medical assistants.

Among the 13 students honored were Tri-County residents Sarahi Margarita Martinez Lara of Henderson and Morgan Tyler Grissom of Oxford.

Donna Gardner, program head and instructor, served as mistress of ceremonies. The Franklin County campus dean, Bobbie Jo May, made welcoming remarks, congratulating the students and thanking their supportive families and friends who had gathered to celebrate the graduates’ success.

Angela Thomas, the college’s dean of health sciences, was the keynote speaker. She commended the graduating students for their dedication and perseverance.

Gardner presented each graduate with his or her pin. The students then recited the creed of the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Dr. Angela Ballentine, VGCC’s vice president of academic and student affairs, rounded out the ceremony with concluding remarks. She encouraged all graduates to maintain high standards as professionals and to become lifelong learners.

For more information about the medical assisting program, contact the Franklin County campus at (919) 496-1567.