SRTC Medical Assisting Students Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

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Medical Assisting Pinning Ceremony Spring 2016

Pictured left to right: Front row – Melisa Dalton, Harley Grimm, Lacey Zeigler Second Row – Amy Plymel, Amber Haralson Third Row – Carine Strevel, Keri Gardner, Veronica Baillargeon-Ramos Back Row – MA Instructor Jill Burnette

Second Picture: Brittany Connell and Sylvia Harrison

Ten students were recently recognized at Medical Assisting pinning ceremonies held at Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) Thomasville and Moultrie locations. These students completed one semester of prerequisite coursework as well as multiple semesters of rigorous occupational coursework, including a series of clinical rotations at local medical offices.

Melisa Dalton, Harley Grimm, Lacey Zeigler, Amy Plymel, Amber Haralson, Carine Strevel, Keri Gardner, Veronica Baillargeon-Ramos, Brittany Connell, and Sylvia Harrison were all recognized for completing the requirements of the Medical Assisting program.

“It is with great pride and honor that we are able to pin the ten students w who have recently completed all requirements of the Medical Assisting program at SRTC. This is one of the most community-oriented, selfless groups I have had the pleasure of teaching. I will borrow two lines from the American Association of Medical Assistants Creed to describe these ladies. First, ‘I aspire to render greater service’ and second, ‘I am strengthened by compassion, courage, and faith.’ They have volunteered on numerous occasions to be involved in improving the school and communities they represent. I have seen these individuals grown and become stronger in their compassion for others, their courage to raise the bar, and their faith to believe in the profession and in themselves. I wish them the best as they move forward in their respective careers and become great contributors to our community,” stated Elizabeth Peace, RN, RMA (AMT), Medical Assisting Program Director.

The Medical Assisting program at SRTC trains students for administrative and clinical duties, primarily in physicians’ offices or clinics. Clinical skills include taking vital signs, obtaining medical histories, performing basic lab tests, sterilizing instruments, administering medications, and assisting the physician. Administrative skills include answering phones, scheduling appointments, filing medical and insurance reports, arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services. The College offers both degree and diploma educational tracks. The Medical Assisting diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

“I am very proud of my students’ accomplishments and the hard work they put into completing the Medical Assisting program and passing the certification exam. They will make great CMAs and be a wonderful addition to the profession. I wish them all the best,” commented Jill Burnette, Medical Assisting Instructor at SRTC - Moultrie.

For more information about the Medical Assisting program please contact Elizabeth Peace at, Jill Burnette at, or Sharonda Murphy-Henton at

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