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OTC Radiology Student Pinning Ceremony

Members of the 2007 Radiologic Technology class of Okefenokee Technical College received their pins during an impressive ceremony at the OTC Miller Lecture Hall on March 15, 2007.

Jade Williams and Sommer Moore recognized special guests that arrived at the ceremony from various clinical affiliates. Brianne Fennel and Kimberly Nichols presented special recognition plaques to the clinical affiliates for their support and dedication to the students during their clinical training at their facilities. Carlton Paulk R.T.(R) presented Keisha Peacock with the Satilla Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Outstanding Student Award. Kimberly McDonald received the Coffee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Outstanding Student Award, presented by Jodie Vickers R.T.(R), CRMC Clinical Instructor.

Ms. McDonald also received the Mallenckrodt Award presented by Dr. Jewell Sweat, Donna Yeomans, and Trey Lee for having the highest GPA and clinical scores in her graduating class. Radiology Pinning Ceremony April 07

Paul Rhodes and Heather Ragan presented the SRMC Outstanding Technologist Award to Sarah Kimbrell.  Justin Merritt, Kayla Chaney, Kortney Barfield, and Kimberly McDonald presented the CRMC Outstanding Technologist Award to Brandon Tanner.  Keisha Peacock and Candi Scott presented an additional award this year for the Outstanding Clinical Affiliate not associated with the larger training facilities listed above.  The students are provided training at 7 different clinical affiliates in the surrounding counties.  The award went to Amy Godwin, staff technologist at Bacon County Hospital in Alma.   Each of the technologists receiving these awards was commended for taking the extra incentive to provide additional training and instruction to the students at their designated facilities.  The graduating class is truly grateful for their hard work and dedication for helping them seek the knowledge and providing the guidance and support they sought over the past two years.

Dr. Jewell Sweat, former OTC Radiologic Technology Program Director and currently the Director of Instruction for Allied Health, along with Donna Yeomans, Acting Program Director, and Trey Lee, Acting Clinical Coordinator, took part in the pinning ceremony.

Students were presented to the audience and then ceremoniously pinned. Each student presented Dr. Jewell Sweat with a red rose as a symbolic gesture of their appreciation for her years of service and dedication to the Radologic Technology Program.

The graduating Radiologic Technology students were Kortney Barfield, Kayla Chaney, Stanley Davis, Brianne Fennel, Heather Hampton, Sheena Hersey, Sommer Moore, Kimberly McDonald, Justin Merritt, Kimberly Nichols, Keisha Peacock, Heather Ragan, Paul Rhodes, Lindsey Rigdon, Candi Scott, Amy Taylor, and Jade Williams.

Following the invocation given by Stanley Davis and Heather Hampton, Radiologic students Amy Taylor and Kimberly McDonald welcomed all those who were in attendance. Justin Merritt and Kayla Chaney gave a presentation entitled “Class Memories.”

Special appreciation was given to the following clinical affiliates: Bacon County Hospital, Charlton Memorial Hospital, Clinch Memorial Hospital, Coffee Regional Medical Center, Orthopedic Specialists of Southeast, Ga., Satilla Regional Medical Center, and Wayne Memorial Hospital.

An extended appreciation was given to the following for their support in helping to make the pinning ceremony a successful event: Dr. John Akridge, Dr. Niran Inthachak, Dr. H.A. (Bo) Griffin, Dr. Somnuck Pow-Anpongkul, Leisha Driggers R.T. (R) (M), and Teamgear Awards and Printing.

Members of the graduating class presented Dr. Jewell Sweat, Mrs. Donna Yeomans, and Mr. Trey Lee with tokens of appreciation for their guidance and perseverance. A special picture of the graduating class, and a scrub top signed with each of the classmates’ signatures was presented to be displayed in the new Allied Health building upon its completion in remembrance of the class.  Lindsey Rigdon and Sheena Kersey conducted the closing of the ceremony.

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