ELIZABETH CITY, NC – The tenth annual pinning ceremony for College of The Albemarle’s Medical Assisting graduates was held Wednesday evening at the Elizabeth City Campus. The graduates, hosting family and friends at a graduation ceremony, received their pins, participated in a candle ceremony, and recited the Medical Assisting Creed.
Dr. Kandi W. Deitemeyer, President of COA, provided the welcome message and Sara VanHorn, President of the Medical Assisting Club at College of The Albemarle
provided the congratulatory message. Several AAMA members participated in the dedication to service candle ceremony, which represents the transition from student to professional.
The Stella B. Gallop Spirit of Medical Assisting Award was presented to Andrea Lauren Fulcher for her pride, involvement, initiative, empathy, honesty, generosity, trustworthiness, loyalty, and enthusiasm. The award is made to the student who best captures the spirit of the profession. Sara VanHorn received both the Academic Recognition and Academic Excellence Awards for the evening as she had a grade point average of 3.5 or better and the highest grade point average in the class.
The following students completed the medical assisting program this year:
Camden County: Colleen Hogan
Chowan County: Vanessa Nixon
Hyde County: Andrea Lauren Fulcher
Pasquotank County: Alexandra Bundy, Sara VanHorn, and Tammy Wood
Perquimans County: Rebecca Garrett and Nicole Morrisette
Top row left to right: Tammy Wood, Colleen Hogan, Andrea Lauren Fulcher, Vanessa Nixon.
Bottom row left to right: Rebecca Garrett, Nicole Morrisette, Alexandra Bundy, Sara VanHorn.