Fourteen students in the Dental Assisting program at Ogeechee Technical College received their pins in an annual ceremony held at 6:30 pm in the Joseph E. Kennedy Auditorium on Thursday, July 21.
Yvonne Jenkins, Dental Assisting program director, welcomed the crowd of friends and family who were in attendance to celebrate their loved ones.
“I am very proud of this group of graduates. This is the largest Dental Assisting class that we’ve had graduate in over ten years,” said Jenkins. “Fourteen students will complete the program on August 1, and twelve of them have already accepted positions!”
The fourteen students who received their pins were: Tuesday Allen, Parker Beasley, Denise Chase, Thomedda Daughtry, Aniya Franklin, Jesse Joyner, Lina Lee, Elaine Martin, Madison Parker, Fabiola Ramirez, Anel Rodriguez, Aaliyah Sandifer, Natalie Willis, and Janalyn Yawn.
“One of the best things about my job is having the opportunity to watch our students complete their programs and receive their pins,” said Jennifer Witherington, Senior Academic Dean. “We now have fourteen more OTC diamonds who will go out into the workforce and serve our community through their practice.”