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Campbellsville University student news writer
Ninety-five graduates from five allied health programs offered through Campbellsville University Technology Training Center were honored in a ceremony Oct. 25 at Ransdell Chapel.
The graduates are from the following programs of study: advanced nursing assistant-patient care technician; medical transcription; clinical medical assistant; pharmacy technician; and phlebotomy technician.
CUTTC Allied Health Facilitator Christie Glasscock awarded graduates with pins from the advanced nurse aid/patient care technicians programs. Upon completing their 75-hour course, Glasscock said these graduates will be on the front lines of the health care field, and they “truly have a passion for their work and want to increase their knowledge to improve the care they offer to their patients.”
There were seven graduates of this program: Kimberly Brown of Greensburg, Jennifer Bryant of Columbia, Kortney Raikes of Lebanon, and Shelbie Mackie, Katie Risen, Teresa Thompson and Joye Yates, all of Campbellsville.
CUTTC Allied Health Instructor Buffy Ryan awarded graduates with pins from the medical transcription program. She said students had to learn many different skills, a few of which was medical terminology, how to format medical documents and how to transcribe a physician’s dictated notes. After completing at least 100 hours of learning, they will be working behind the scenes in the health field.
The 13 graduates of this program are: Melissa Brady of Finley, Karen Chitwood of Summersville, Teresa Dodrill of Columbia, Sara Rickliffe of Hodgenville, Patricia Hill, Tasha Norris and Stacy Keown, all of Greensburg, Genevive Caffee, Barbara Frost, Tracy Lasley, Myrna Mills, Carina Phipps and Linda Warner, all of Campbellsville.
Ryan awarded graduates from the clinical medical assistant program with pins. These graduates completed over 320 hours of training and clinical practice. Ryan said, “They are well rounded and can perform many tasks such as drawing blood, preparing medication, taking dictation and caring for patients.”
There were 24 graduates of this program: Emily Barnett, Pam Hamilton of Springfield; Wendy Brockman, Nicole Robertson, Cynthia Tungate and Ashley Stiles, of Lebanon; Nora Cruse, Anji Haun, Cindi Ray of Hodgenville; Stephanie King of Radcliff, Shannon McDaniel of Munfordville, Detra Vervilles of Boston, Dava Taylor of Buffalo, Michelle Williams of Radcliff; and Davidia Edelen, Carol Denise Harris, Chrissy Leake, Madelyn Mascarenas, Brian Pinson, Patty Polston, Stacey Porter, Christina Rawlings, Jennifer Rogers and Deborah Sullivan, all of Campbellsville.
Glasscock awarded pins to graduates from the pharmacy technician program. These graduates completed a 150-hour course in which they learned many things such as medical abbreviations, pharmacy operations, dosage calculations and over 200 top drugs. Upon graduating, they are able to assist a pharmacist in filling prescriptions.
There were eight graduates of this program, Taneasha Boswell, Lisa Gabehart, Samantha Ryan and Hannah Mattingly, all of Lebanon; Brittany Cecil and Ashley Williams, both of Raywick; Whitley Hubbell of Gravel Switch; and Jennifer Rogers of Campbellsville.
CUTTC Phlebotomy Instructor Debbie Glasscock awarded graduates of the phlebotomy technician program with pins. “This program is the largest of the five allied health programs,” she said. These students have completed at least 125 hours of training that included at least 100 hours of clinical experience and performing over 100 venipunctures during their training.
There were 43 graduates of this program: Ashley Adamson, Carolyn Bernard, Tamara Corbin, Teresa Dodrill and Marsha Roy, of Columbia; Kimberly Brown, Brandon Davis, Rachel Davis and Jennifer Dial of Greensburg; Erin Bliss Lane of Center, Deneen Caffee of Buffalo, Catherine Gamble of Liberty; Gwen Sexton, Nicholas Richards of Springfield; Melissa Leedom, Jan Wilkson and Amanda Washington, all of Lebanon; and Judy Abel, Cindy Akin, John Barke, Cheryl Brockman, Rhonda Brown, Emily Brummett, Natalie Byers, Jessica Coppage, Jessie Cowherd, Stefany Cox, Pamela Cundiff, Brooke Gansberg, Cherry Gore, Shana Grubb, Carol Gutierrez, Ashley Jeffries, Amber Jones, Shelbie Mackie, Jennifer Mattingly, Charlena Price, James Richerson, Keisha Robertson, Libby Sallee, Brenda Sutton, Meredith Thomas and Shirley Yates, all of Campbellsville.
Carol Sullivan, director of the Technology Training Center, welcomed those to the ceremony. Daran Kennon, CUTTC industrial education facilitator, gave the invocation, and Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, gave the closing prayer.