SRTC Thomasville MA Students Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

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Pictured left to right: Allison Barfield, Sherry Whitfield, Apryl Folson, Corrina Jones, Instructor Sherry Harrison, Danielle Griffin, Shonta Broadway, Deary Encina, and Dawn Bell

Eight students were recently recognized at a Medical Assisting pinning ceremony held at Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) Thomasville Campus. 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.

Allison Barfield of Thomasville, Sherry Whitfield of Ochlocknee, Apryl Folson of Tifton, Corrina Jones of Cairo, Danielle Griffin of Moultrie, Shonta Broadway of Camilla, Deary Encina of Cairo, and Dawn Bell of Moultrie were all recognized for completing the requirements of the Medical Assisting program.

“I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments of this group of graduates and know they will represent our College and community as leaders in their field as they progress in their careers. They have been wonderful ambassadors of our College during their time on campus and I am certain they will continue to impact the communities they serve in a positive way. I have seen these individuals grow 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 journey,” stated Sherry Harrison, Medical Assisting Program Chair for SRTC.

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).

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

SRTC offers over 148 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to, or call (888) 205-3449.

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