SRTC Surgical Technology Program Pins Students

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Pictured (left to right): Surgical Technology Instructor Stephanie Pierce, Hannah Dixon, Joley Berring, Brittany Garrity, Kandace Hobbs, Blythe Drawdy, Myliara Shivers, and Instructor Laura Moore

Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) Surgical Technology program held its pinning ceremony on August 4th, marking the program completion of six students: Hannah Dixon of Moultrie, Blythe Drawdy of Thomasville, Joley Herring of Valdosta, Kandace Hobbs of Thomasville, Brittany Garrity of Thomasville, and Myliara Shivers of Cairo.

Stephanie Pierce, SRTC Surgical Technology Program Director, commented, “I would like to express my utmost praise to these four students for completing the program, as well as my heart felt congratulations on their success. I would also like to thank their families and other loved-ones for the tremendous support they have extended up until this memorable moment. I sincerely hope my students will remember in the future that they were once students, and please proudly teach and instruct others about this great profession. It has been a great pleasure being your instructor for the past year, and I wish you good luck on your future endeavors.”

Dr. Gregory Patterson, a surgeon with South Georgia Surgical Associates, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. Patterson spoke about the important role that Surgical Technologists play in the operating room, and how surgeons could not function without their services. He also included stories about working with these graduates, and how he enjoyed watching them blossom into great techs.

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