Chattahoochee Technical College honored its Class of 2019 Surgical Technology program graduates in a ceremony held Thursday, July 25, at the college’s North Metro Campus.
“The future is bright for the graduates of this program,” said Chattahoochee Tech Surgical Technology Program Director Lorraine Wilderman. “Some of them already have jobs waiting for them. They’re not having any problem getting jobs.”
The ceremony for the Surgical Technology program graduates featured remarks from Ron Webb, the college’s Dean of Health Sciences, along with remarks delivered by Class of 2019 graduate Hannah Fisher and previous program graduate Brittany Collum. “I can honestly say that going into this field, I was trained absolutely perfectly,” said Collum, who graduated from Chattahoochee Tech in 2018. She currently works as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) at Marietta Plastic Surgery. “You’ve been shown by the best faculty what to do,” she said. “No one could have trained me any better.”
The Surgical Technology program at Chattahoochee Tech is a competitive admissions program in which graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. Program graduates also will take the national CST examination, which is administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). The Chattahoochee Tech Class of 2019 Surgical Technology program graduates included: Ashlan Bloodworth, Kelly Burns, Destiny Carter, Anna Correa, Elizabeth Devereaux, Hannah Fisher, Brenda Gonzalez, Peyton Hanks, Janese Hunte, Jasmine Ivey, Shayda Nikdel, Lisa Orr, Toccara Richardson, Regina Riney, Kelsey Sanford, Breianca Smothers, Alexis Stevens, Tiffany Wood and Grace Wright.