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Medical Assisting 7444 press release Medical Assisting Graduates (Front L-R): Patricia Ontiveros, Carla Johnson, Dallas Smith, Tabitha Webb (Back Row L-R) Emily Kilgore, Rhonda Barber, Nikki Anderson, Kayla Ricks, Tasya Burns, Julia Smith, Shadaya Latimore, Remonica Davis August

August 7--  The Medical Assisting program on the Vidalia campus of Southeastern Technical College (STC) held a pinning ceremony for its summer 2019 graduates on July 29 in the Tattnall Auditorium.

The graduates were Nikki Anderson, Carla Johnson, Emily Kilgore, Tabitha Webb from Lyons, Rhonda Barber and Dallas Smith from Reidsville, Shadaya Latimore and Julia Smith from Vidalia, Tasya Burns and Kayla Ricks from Soperton, Remonica Davis from Uvalda, and Patricia Ontiveros from Glennville.

Instructor Stephannie Waters said, "This class is very resilient. They all had challenges during the year, either personally or academically, and yet they all rallied around one another and supported one another like family. I am very proud of each one of them for their accomplishment and even more honored that I was able to be their instructor. I feel sure they will go out into the world and do great things.”

Carly Benton, Executive Director of The Mercy Ministries, was the guest speaker. She addressed the graduates, "There is no other profession like healthcare where you get to bring encouragement and hope to so many people every single day. Sometimes that hope comes in the form of medicine, sometimes in the form of health education - empowering people with the knowledge needed to make positive lifestyle changes, and sometimes it is emotional and spiritual like a kind word or prayer. So, wherever you go, don't just be a certified medical assistant; be a beacon of hope to those you serve."  

STC’s Medical Assisting Program provides area clinics, hospitals, and other medical organizations with graduates who have a wide medical knowledge base and the skills to become invaluable team members. Medical assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals dedicated to assisting with patient care management in an ambulatory care setting, such as physician's offices, clinics of all sizes, and other outpatient facilities. Whether performing administrative or clinical tasks, medical assistants are an important part of any health care setting, and Southeastern Tech’s program can open the door to these opportunities.

For more information on careers in Medical Assisting at STC, visit or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.