Ten Teens Graduate as Nursing Assistants
CLARKSDALE – While many new high school graduates are relaxing during the lazy days of summer, 10 teens completed training at Coahoma Community College as nursing assistants and have taken steps toward vital health science careers.
The summer class of 2013 sponsored by the Tri-County Workforce Alliance was honored during a graduation program Tuesday at CCC’s Allied Health Training Center.
Congratulating the students as “the face of the future,” keynote speaker Lorean Willingham, director of Coahoma’s Associate Degree Nursing program, said, “You have taken your first step in a career requiring your understanding and social skills.”
Many in the class have focused on health care training since ninth and tenth grades.
Graduates were presented certificates by instructor Undra Haggan. Others participating in the program were Dr. Valmadge Towner, CCC president, Dr. Martha Catlette, vice president of health science; Beverly Overton, assistant vice president of health science; and Josephine Rhymes, director of the Tri-County Workforce Alliance.
Presiding was Anthony Brooks, who encouraged students to take advantage of other health science programs at Coahoma including Associate Degree Nursing (RN); Respiratory Care; Polysomnography; Paramedic – Emergency Medicine; Practical Nursing; EMT and EKG training; and Phlebotomy.