Pinning ceremony honors HCC health sciences graduates

(May 14, 2018)— The 2018 graduates of the health sciences division at Hagerstown Community College were honored at a pinning ceremony on May 12. Dental assisting, dental hygiene, medical assisting, paramedic, pharmacy technician, and radiography were among the program areas included in this year’s ceremony.

The dental assisting students include Lacey F. Bennett, of Mont Alto, Pa.; Libby M. Caretti, of Chambersburg, Pa.; Alysa L. Conomos, of Hagerstown; Sydney M. Garvin, of Hagerstown; Elizabeth A. Hernandez, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; Monica B. Hopkins, of Mercersburg, Pa.; Audrey A. Latour, of Hagerstown; Jacqueline V. Lemus, of Hagerstown; Rachel L. Norris, of Warfordsburg, Pa.; Alexandra Oliver, of Hagerstown; Tessa G. Rakowski, of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; Sydney R. Roberts, of Sharpsburg; Kanza Saeed, of Hagerstown; Arin T. Smith, of Charles Town, W.Va.; and Jennifer H. Yingling, of Waynesboro, Pa.

The dental hygiene students include Nasi Benisi, of Hagerstown; Masey E. Brown, of Cumberland; Elizabeth Y. Burchfield, of Hagerstown; Traci D. Cornwell, of Williamsport; Jordan P. Deneen, of McConnellsburg, Pa.; Stephanie L. Fazenbaker, of Hagerstown; Gabrielle Z. Gelsinger, of Greencastle, Pa.; Kelsey R. Giotis, of Hagerstown; Agnesa Grinchenko, of Hagerstown; Kinsey J. Harrington, of Hagerstown; Yulanda K. Johnson, of Hagerstown; -MORE- Bruce Landean, of Hagerstown; Iqra Nussarullah, of Baltimore; Sarah E. Piper, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; Danielle M. Santiago, of Hagerstown; Rossann Springer, of Boonsboro; Selena E. Strait, of Harriosnville, Pa.; and Chao L. Wu, of Hagerstown.

The medical assisting students include Amy J. Gittens, of Waynesboro, Pa.; Rebekah J. Gruzenski, of Hagerstown; Chelsey L. Seibert, of Hagerstown; and Pamela Stake, of Mercersburg, Pa. The paramedic students include James Cline, of Hagerstown; Gerald Cook, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; Kevin Demmons, of Smithsburg; Alexander Farinelli, of Bethesda; Lindsey N. Hout, of Hagerstown; Sheridan B. Reginato, of Hagerstown; and Skylar Rice, of Hagerstown.

The pharmacy technician student is Ashley M. Kettner, of Jefferson.

The radiography students include Audra S. Adams, of Funkstown; Coy M. Archer of Martinsburg, W.Va.; Charles E. Braithwaite, of Hagerstown; Mida V. Clipp, of Hagerstown; Courtney Copenhaver, of Boonsboro; Shannon R. Decker, of Waynesboro, Pa.; Sierra A. Fink, of Hancock; Coleman J. Grubbs, of Hagerstown; Kirsten M. Haug, of Hagerstown; Jamie C. Hodges, of Knoxville; Amanda N. Horner, of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; Ashley L. Keedy, of Rohrersville; Kayla B. Kerns, of Hancock; Kristi D. Lee, of Walkersville; Julia A. Leutner, of Hampstead; Lori L. Miller, of Thurmont; Garrett E. Rockwell, of Hagerstown; Michael W. Sanders, of Hagerstown; Jordan L. Shoaf, of Hagerstown; Rachelle V. Snyder, of Inwood, W.Va.; Kaitlyn E. Socks, of Hagerstown; Brittany M. Stevenson, of Hagerstown; and Melissa R. Stump, of Gerrardstown, W.Va.

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