HCC graduates second group of students in dental assisting program


(Release: July 18, 2011) - Hagerstown Community College recently announced the graduation of its second group of students in the dental assisting program. Graduates were honored at a special ceremony on June 30. Following remarks from Theresa Marks, HCC instructor for dental assisting/hygiene, attendees heard from Angela Stoops, director, health sciences; Donna Rudy, dean of students affairs; Guy Altieri, HCC president, and keynote speaker Robert Steiner, DDS, an adjunct faculty member for the dental assisting program.

Graduates included Allison Flynn, of Boonsboro; Lori Spangler, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; Lindy Witmer, of Frederick; Shawna Hoffman and Shelby Myers, both of Greencastle, Pa.; Cassandra Aleshire, Anna Banca, Hannah Barton, Traci Cornwell, Sheidy Martinez, Paula Sandstoe, Amy Snyder, and Jessica Whitt, all of Hagerstown; Jennifer Yeakle, of Hancock; Shelby Smith, of McConnellsburg, Pa.; Sonja Day, of Mercersburg, Pa.; Chelsea Daniels, of Smithsburg; and Sabrina Sparkman, of Walkersville, Md. In addition, Martha Mendez, of Hagerstown, is expected to graduate in Sept. 2011.

A special award was presented to Sonja Day, who was nominated by her fellow students as the most outstanding classmate in the program.

For more information about HCC’s dental assisting program, go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/academics/divisions/health-science/den.

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2011 graduates in HCC’s dental assisting program. Back row, from left: Lori Spangler, Anna Banca, Lindy Witmer, Sonja Day, Sheidy Martinez, Shelby Smith, and Jennifer Yeakle.

Front row, from left: Shelby Myers, Amy Snyder, Allison Flynn, Hannah Barton, Cassandra Aleshire, Paula Sandstoe, and Shawna Hoffman.

Not pictured: Martha Mendez, Chelsea Daniels, Jessica Whitt, Sabrina Sparkman, and Traci Cornwell.