Fifty graduates honored at CU pinning ceremony

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Drew Tucker

Campbellsville University

Fifty graduates from three allied health programs offered through Campbellsville University's Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center were honored in a recent ceremony at Ransdell Chapel.

The graduates are from the clinical medical assistant, pharmacy technician and phlebotomy technician medical programs.

"Congratulations on completing your certificate," Carol Sullivan, director of the Technology Training Center, said. "We are honored to have you here this evening to receive your pin."

The ceremony began with the participants who completed the clinical medical assistant program. The graduates completed more than 320 hours of training in clinical practice as a medical assistant.

"They are some of the most well rounded graduates we have in the allied health programs," Sullivan said. "They can draw your blood like a phlebotomist. They can compare medications like a pharmacy technician, take dictation from a physician like a trained transcriptionist and care for patients over all needs. Their knowledge is great and their skills are even greater."

Those from Campbellsville who completed the clinical medical assistant program are Amy Boils, Melissa Ford, Robin Luenebrink, Jaime Phelps, Jessika Rash, Stacy Reynolds, Shelby Warner and Ashley Willis.

Sullivan continued with the participants who completed the pharmacy technician program.

"The graduates completed a 150-hour course consisting of learning over 200 drugs, medical abbreviations, pharmacy operations, dosage calculations and much more. They have also passed the pharmacy technician certification board exam and can now proudly display their credentials as CPHT."

Graduates from Campbellsville include Brittany Claywell and Lisa Risher.

Sullivan said phlebotomy technicians have completed at least 125 hours of training in the phlebotomy field.

"What's more impressive is that they have had at least 100 hours of clinical experience and have performed phlebotomy or stuck over 100 patients during their training. All of which I'm sure were successful. Phlebotomists require skill and compassion."

Those from Campbellsville who completed their phlebotomy certification are Sonya Asher and Nicole Milby.

This was the third annual Allied Health Pinning Ceremony. Nearly 250 individuals have completed allied health programs since its creation.

"Over 13,000 people since 2000 have come through the Technology Training Center, the CU development center on Nancy Cox Drive or the CU Brockman Center in Hodgenville," she said.