Aiken Technical College Health Sciences Students Recognized in Allied Health Pinning Ceremony
PHOTO: Students in Aiken Technical College’s Allied Health programs were recognized for completion of their academic programs during a pinning ceremony on campus Monday.
(August 5, 2015, Aiken, SC) Close to 100 students were recognized during the Allied Health pinning ceremony at Aiken Technical College on Monday. The ceremony marked the students' completion of various Allied Health programs within ATC’s Health Sciences division.
The areas of study include EMT basic, expanded duty dental assisting, medical assisting, medical coding, patient care assistant, pharmacy technician, radiologic technology, and surgical technology.
“The right to practice in the health care profession has been earned after many long hours of study, many challenging new experiences, but also the successful negotiation of life’s day-to-day obstacles,” ATC President Dr. Susan Winsor told the students. “You have met every challenge with determination and with courage, and have fully earned the right to be recognized by your faculty as worthy of entering a profession universally respected by all.”
Melanie Mack, a medical assisting student, praised classmates for their dedication and recognized Allied Health professors for their guidance. Following her speech, she and fellow Allied Health students were called to the stage by name and awarded pins for their respective areas.