Respiratory Care Students Pinned in December Ceremony

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In photo (left to right): Jeffery Cole Stanaland, Jaclyn Jones, Ronald Woodworth, Pamela Henry, Shanesia Simmons, Samyia Jackson, Cassie Stalvey, Midale Clay, Chris Hopper

Nine students were recognized during the December 1st Respiratory Care pinning ceremony held at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) in Thomasville. These students completed two semesters of prerequisite coursework as well as four semesters of rigorous occupational coursework including a series of clinical rotations at local hospitals.

“The program faculty and administration is incredibly proud of this class. As their instructor I have the utmost confidence in each individual that they will be successful members of the Respiratory Care profession, and will represent our College appropriately as they continue to grow in their respective careers,” commented SRTC Respiratory Care Program Director Tammy Miller, M.Ed., RRT, CPFT.

Students recognized were: Jeffrey Cole Stanaland of Thomasville, Jaclyn Jones of Moultrie, Ronald Woodworth of Thomasville, Pamela Henry of Thomasville, Shanesia Simmons of Thomasville, Samyia Jackson of Thomasville, Cassie Stalvey of Hahira, Midale Clay of Lenox, and Chris Hopper of Thomasville.

Additionally, Chris Hopper was selected by his classmates as the recipient of the Ambassador’s Award which represents the student the class would most like to see promoting the program favorably. Cassie Stalvey, a member of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) received the Academic Award which is presented to the student with the highest overall GPA. Samyia Jackson was selected by her fellow classmates and instructors for the Professionalism Award which is presented to the student who exemplifies the most positive work ethic traits such as professional appearance, attendance, punctuality, attitude, and enthusiasm.

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Respiratory Care are eligible to sit for the credentialing examinations through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) to obtain the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential. In addition to the RRT credential, graduates are also eligible to sit for a number of specialty credentialing exams including Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS), Critical Care Specialist (CCS), Certified Pulmonary Function Technician (CPFT), and Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT). A number of universities also offer advanced degrees in respiratory care at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels for RRTs who aim to pursue specializations in education, research, and management.

For more information on the Respiratory Care program at SRTC, please contact Tammy Miller at (229) 225-5094 or

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