TCL recognizes health sciences graduates at pinning ceremony

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry recognized 42 health sciences graduates during its Aug. 2 pinning ceremony at the Beaufort Campus. The ceremony honored graduates of the massage therapy, medical assisting, surgical technology, radiologic technology, and practical nursing programs.

The special ceremony allows students to receive the respective pins for their professions while being recognized by faculty, staff, friends, and family. The ceremony also includes class speakers, pledges, and graduation traditions unique to each program. For example, the nursing tradition involves lighting of a lamp, a nod to Florence Nightingale, who carried a lamp to light her path as she cared for the sick and dying soldiers during the Crimean War.

In the last five years, TCL has graduated nearly 500 health care professionals. After completing these programs, graduates will pursue licensing and become healthcare professionals in Lowcountry hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians’ offices, assisted living facilities, schools, and more. Others will choose to advance their education. For more information, please visit

The graduates are: Massage Therapy — Tiffany Kinsey Dorrill, Chrystie Leigh Goody, Elizabeth Rose Padgett, Margaret McCalla Sanders, Theresa Sanders, Diamonique Lashae Taylor; Medical Assisting — Katlin Bailey, Selicia Benson, Sherry Braunns, Carmen Carter, Trinette Collins, Temeka Daise ,Suzette Fields, Rasheada Harvey, Chrizzia Hernandez, Elizabeth Malphrus, Jennifer Mossage, Shantavia Riley, Hannah Rumfelt, Nicole Thomas, Khadijah Washington; Surgical Technology — Michele Hay, Jessica Powell, Justine Smith, Kathleen Wolfort; Radiologic Technology — Kelley Ard, Sandra Bartley, Lindsay Bell, Jessica Hayes, Eric Hulsebos, Kelli Jenkins, Katie Knicely, Marie Luppino, Brooke Minton, Christina Rojo, Britany St. John, Sarah Stalnaker, Alicia Talley; Practical Nursing — Brooks Baldwin, Stacy Fields, April Foster, Kaysha Jackson.

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