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Medical Assisting Program Holds Class of 2018 Pinning Ceremony

Published on Dec 18, 2018

medical assisting graduates at the pinning ceremony on laurel campusThe Medical Assisting program at Somerset Community College, Laurel North Campus, recently graduated 11 students and celebrated the conclusion of their studies with a pinning ceremony and reception. The event was held in the Health Sciences Building on the SCC Laurel North Campus with more than 75 family and friends attending.

Nancy Powell, Dean of Health Sciences, began the event with introductions and greetings. Debra Elam, the Program Coordinator, welcomed guests and explained how the pinning ceremony signified months of intense training and studies for the students and congratulated the students on their success.  Destinee Keltner, the class spokesperson, gave insight into the group’s advice for the next incoming class. 

Students were pinned by family members as Faculty, Debra Elam and Tina Meier read words each student had written. Students recited the Medical Assisting Creed pledging their commitment to their profession, followed by the lighting of the candles. Nancy Powell ended the ceremony with closing remarks, and the ceremony was followed by a recessional. 

On behalf of the Medical Assisting Faculty, they would like to thank the SCC Student Ambassadors: Sherry Loveless, Madison Chestnut and Joel Brinson for their assistance. Special thanks to Nancy Powell, Dean of Health Sciences, Kathy Howard, Administrative Assistant for the Laurel Health Science Division, John Roberts (Laurel Maintenance), and Bruce Nicely (IT Dept.), for their support.

Acceptance into the Medical Assisting Program at SCC Laurel Campus is through selective admissions each spring.  Students in the program complete college-level coursework along with 240 hours at an assigned facility during their last semester. Students completing classes with grade “C” or higher and pass the Registered Medical Assisting exam through the American Medical Technologist (AMT), carry the prestigious title of Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologist - RMA, (AMT).

To find out more about the SCC Medical Assisting program, contact Debra Elam, program coordinator, at (606) 878-4778 or