Celebrations, Dec. 23

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Eight graduates of College of the Albemarle's surgical technology program received pins during a ceremony on Dec. 18. Graduates include: (back row, l-r) Holly Lamb, Tyla Gilliard, Andrew Devlin, Breanna Evans, Jennifer Housand; (front row, l-r) Jazmine Cherry, Destiny Kishbaugh and Megan Roberts.

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

COA surgical tech graduates pinned

College of The Albemarle honored eight graduates at the 16th Annual Surgical Technology Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 18. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

The graduates received their pins in front of family and friends, faculty, staff and trustees. COA President Robert Wynegar reminded the students to follow their passion in their career field and to “learn from each new experience” as they progress in their profession.”

Megan Roberts, President of the Class of 2018, provided greetings to guests and said, “We really helped each other throughout the process and I consider us an amazing family and group of friends.”

Jennifer Housand and Megan Roberts received Academic Recognition, earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Megan Roberts also received the Academic Excellence award.

Among those receiving pins were: Jazmine Cherry, Breanna Evans and Destiny Kishbaugh of Pasquotank County; Andrew Devlin and Jennifer Housand of Dare County; Tyla Gilliard of Chowan County; Holly Lamb of Perquimans County; and Megan Roberts of Currituck County

Success Academy opens in Camden County 

Camden County, in partnership with the leadership of the Albemarle Alliance, recently announced the opening of Success Academy, located on Gumberry Rd., Camden.

Success Academy is a program under the umbrella of the Albemarle Alliance for Children & Families. Success Academy currently has about 60 children participating in their care facility with the capacity to grow to about 90. The Academy provides early childhood care and education and is supported by Camden County, which recognized the significant need for such a facility in the community.