The Lakeland Medical Assisting students celebrated the completion of their MA core during their pinning ceremony. Pinned by Program Director Kevin Hix, Clinical Coordinate James Phillips, and Faculty Stephanie Estok, these proud students were cheered on by family and friends as they celebrated this educational milestone.
Students Featured: Alondra Ortega, Katy Dragon, Keriann Huffine, Melissa Kubic, Hope Brownlee, Lorisa Priest, Jacqueline Cobb, Larry Wilkerson, Anne Noyola, Rosa Reyes, Carina Vergara, Courtney Kelley, Britany Gerberding
The Lakeland campus held their Radiologic Pinning Ceremony. The following students were pinned: Rebekah Giarrusso, Jessica Courson, Melissa David, Candice Eichholtz, Emily Gordon, Kaymoi Graham, Laura Lester, Chelsea Riley, Sandro Perez, Timothy Taylor, Brandon Woodrich, Renee Getchell, Synthia Parga
Sarasota Medical Assistant Core Completers and Graduates were Recognized for their accomplishments this week. Recent grads and current students reunited for a celebration and pinning. The students and graduates were noticed and commended for their hard work and were equally excited to share kind remarks of their instructors and their time at Keiser University.
Keiser University Sarasota’s Nursing Class 20 held their pinning ceremony on campus. The proud class of 15 students included Sara Lendermon, who was pinned by her young son, Carter. Also in attendance that evening was Sara’s nursing practicum preceptor, Doug Holst, the husband of KU Sarasota’s nursing faculty member, Lisa Abrahamson- Holst. As part of the nursing graduation requirements, the nursing students need to work 12 shifts in an area hospital with an assigned preceptor. Sara worked with Doug Holst, RN, at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton on the Step-down Neuro/Trauma unit. Sara shared that the experience she received under Doug’s tutelage was invaluable. The practicum experience allows the nursing students to tie together all of the pieces of learning acquired throughout the program and provides the finishing touch to their nursing education experience at Keiser University.
Physical Therapy Assistant Pinning
Radiologic Technology Pinning
Cohort 13 from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program recently held their pinning ceremony.
In December, the Nursing program held their pinning ceremony at Memorial Hospital.
FORT MYERS –
Occupational Therapy Assistant Pinning Ceremony
The Fort Myers campus celebrated a new Occupational Therapy Assistant program graduating class. Congratulations to Fort Myers students Jessica Black, Ashley Cassel, Laurie Fiechter, Ariel Latimer, Michael Marlow II, Wendy Matthews, Yanelis Sardinas Morales, Brandon Spradin, Aubrey Tiner, Maria Velarde, and Joyette Vilsaint for completing the Occupation Therapy Assistant program. Joyette Vilsaint was awarded the “Academic Excellence Award for the highest overall GPA. Jessica Black was awarded the “Clinical Excellence Award” for the highest clinical score. Ariel Latimer was awarded “The Price Award” for the most improved student as chosen by the OTA faculty. Our OTA clinical sites were also honored with the “Best Clinical Fieldwork Site” given to the HCR ManorCare at Lely Palms and Trevor Thomas for “Outstanding Fieldwork Educator”.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Pinning Ceremony
The Fort Myers campus celebrated a new Diagnostic Medical Sonography program graduating class. Congratulations to Fort Myers students Beatriz Cruz, Luv Greer, Teresa Gurges, Brooke Kolz, Kaylie Pena, Ashlee Rosen and Kristen Woodall for completing the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Teresa Gurges received the “Student Excellence Award” for the highest overall GPA. Beatriz Cruz received the “Scanning Excellence Award” for the highest overall scanning GPA. Luv Greer received “The Sound Award” for the most improved student as chosen by the DMS faculty. The DMS clinical site, Radiology Regional, was also honored with the “Clinical Site Experience Award”.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics & Nutrition (BSDN) program were recognized in a pinning ceremony hosted by the BSDN faculty and campus administration. Graduates of the BSDN program complete rigorous didactic coursework including classes in medical nutrition therapy, foodservice management, and community nutrition, and then complete 1288 supervised practice hours in a range of practice areas at various facilities. Among those invited and attending to celebrate the graduates were their families, current BSDN students, previous years’ BSDN graduates, and supervised practice preceptors.
OTA Pinning Ceremony
“The best dreams happen when you’re awake”(quote by Cherie Gilderbloom). This best summarizes the experience of our graduates from the December 2014 class during their pinning ceremony. Pembroke Pines- KU campus was the site at which these students OT dreams became reality. Twenty graduates took the OT oath to pledge their compassion, skill, and commitment to the profession as family, friends, and faculty looked on with overwhelming joy and pride.