Approximately 270 graduate from Central Carolina’s Continuing Education medical programs

Posted 6/24/19

SANFORD — Approximately 270 people are the most recent graduates of the Central Carolina Community College’s Continuing Education medical programs, which held its graduation on June 13 at the …

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Approximately 270 graduate from Central Carolina’s Continuing Education medical programs

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SANFORD — Approximately 270 people are the most recent graduates of the Central Carolina Community College’s Continuing Education medical programs, which held its graduation on June 13 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center.

The certificate areas include cardiovascular monitor technician, central sterile processing, medical billing and coding, nurse aide I, nurse aide II, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician and physical therapy aide.

April Brown, a nurse aide I graduate who attended class in Chatham County, was among the student speakers. “I know many of us had our days in class where we felt we could not make it. Even though we had our ups and downs in class and with life, we pushed through and we have made it to this day. That day is the day of our graduation. Now that we have made it to this day, it means that now we have all the essential tools we need to make friends, family, or anyone everyday living more meaningful.”

Shaniya Smith, a nurse aide I graduate who attended class in Harnett County, said, “When I was younger, I tried to think of a better way to accept failure and defeat that I might face in life by always being prepared to fail — ‘expect the worse and celebrate the best,’ I’d say – but in my days and hours caring for others and not having to think about myself but for others, I noticed the confidence I’d need behind what I did. As the late Helen Keller said, ‘Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.’”

Gillian Walter, a nurse aide I graduate who attended class in Lee County, commented, “What led me to wanting to go into the medical field was my passion for caring for others. I love and have always loved taking care of people,” said Walter, who will be attending East Carolina University in the fall to pursue nursing in hopes of one day becoming a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner.

Welcoming remarks were by Lisa Godfrey, CCCC dean of health sciences and human services.

Lennie Stephenson, CCCC Continuing Education medical programs director, introduced the student speakers.

CCCC President Dr. Lisa Chapman presented certificates.

Closing remarks were by Dr. Brian Merritt, CCCC vice president learning and workforce development / chief officer of student learning.

Coordinators of the CCCC Continuing Education Medical Programs are Lennie Stephenson (Harnett County), Toni Williams (Chatham County), and Sandra Hurley (Lee County).

Following the graduation, class members met their families and friends in the Civic & Conference Center foyer for hugs and more picture taking.

For more information about Continuing Education medical programs, call 919-718-7500.

Area graduates

Cardiovascular Monitor Technician

  • Harnett County: Amairani Garcia and Erick J. Kuruklis.

    Central Sterile Processing

  • Cumberland County: Erica S. Jones, Teresa Medina and Montreit Kemp Wright.

    Medical Billing and Coding

  • Cumberland County: Detoria Lanier.
  • Harnett County: Sharhonda R. Arnold, Mary A. Greathouse, Tonya S. McKoy, Valerie H. Nunn, Rosario Ramirez, Corey W. Woods and Macy A. Woods.
  • Johnston County: Nuria C. Bennett.
  • Sampson County: Christina L. Alvarado.

    Nurse Aide I

  • Cumberland County: Victoria E. Lowery and Amanda Messina.
  • Harnett County: Jolita G. Alonzo, Colby Alan Aponte, Linda Gayle Baker, Chryshae’ A. Beach, Meggen S. Bristow, Anna Coats, Serena Collins, Shintil L. Conn, Zalhana Davis, Katiria M. Delgado, Lynique I. DuPree, Regina Elliott, Giselle Fearon, Eduardo Carmona Garcia, Kasey Garner, Tony Gerald, Amanda Green, Lauren Greenspahn, Dejanire Gonzalez Guzman, Marquel Hagans, Breanna Hardy, Lisa S. Harris, Hunter Hawley, Jaquenijalynn Johnson, Taylor Lee, Brittany S. Logan, Lynn Marie Magyar, Anna McGlothlin, Lou Ann McKoy, Hannah Marie McLamb, Brittany Dawn Nowlin, Cameron Parker, Katherine Reece Patterson, Terra C. Pearson, Kaila Pike, Jordan Ragan, Marlene Riggsbee, Ruby A. Rincone, Samantha Leigh Ruker, Mallorie Candace Salmon, Julian Janice Samuels, Kaitlyn Sellers, Kelly Stephens, Cierra Strickland, Tyrone Antonio Lamonte Taylor, Kaitlyn Marie Tew, Jamaina Thomas, Belen Torres, Elizabeth Sofia Torres, Michelle Vega, Gabriella Marie Villa, Mindy Webb, Katherine Williams, Michael Wilson Jr., Morgan L. Wood, Regan Celeste Woodall, Kianna Wright and Lauren York.
  • Johnston County: Kayla Ann Barefoot, Hailey Gautier and Reagan C. Phillips.
  • Sampson County: Abigail K. Lyne, Dajah Moore and Rachael Reece.

    Nurse Aide II

  • Harnett County: Victoria Hagan, Shawana D. Richardson and Sherica Smith.

    Pharmacy Technician

  • Cumberland County: Torey Lynn Calhoun and Megan E.L. Krieger.
  • Harnett County: Maria E. Cuevas, Lynique I. DuPree, Donnesha Jamison, Steven Morgan, Katelyn Rose Seymour, Courtney M. Wilkins and Michelle D. Worrell.

    Phlebotomy Technician

  • Cumberland County: Donna J. Carroll and Sarah S. Gorman.
  • Harnett County: Ashley Beck, Ana V. Benitez, Cara Capps, Tosha L. Carter, Katelyn Crowe, Crystal S. Dowdy-Larkin, Holly Duncan, Ashley L. Gilbert, Darinka Noemi Gonzalez, Lori Good, Amber Rae Goss, Rebecca T. Grissett, Tege Heyward, Hanna Jackson, Hannah Johnson, Lila Johnson, Jamiere Joiner, Lura Jordon, Jocelyn Teosha McKoy, Marya’ L. McNeill, Brittany Meincke, Nagia Newsuan, Sherry Royal, Samantha Ruivo, Jennifer Salas, Shawanda Y. Stevens, Cory Martin Turlington, Elizabeth Turner, Fany Maricela Valdivia, Madolyn Vogel and Sydney Yarbrough.
  • Johnston County: Caitlin Evans.

    Physical Therapy Aide

  • Harnett County: Doneisha Muhammad and James Lamont Peoples Jr.
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