Hagerstown Community College recently graduated 20 students in its dental-assisting program.
Graduates were honored at a ceremony June 28. Following remarks from Theresa Marks, HCC instructor, dental assisting/hygiene and program coordinator, attendees heard from Angela Stoops, director, health sciences, and keynote speakers Jon Pike, DDS, Associated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, and Robert Zimmerman, DDS, Cornerstone Family Dentistry.
Students also heard from three of their classmates, including Myia Evans, Rachel Lee and Joanna Pereschuk.
Graduates included Brittany Creek of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; Mary Drury of Clear Spring; Katie Rice of Cumberland, Md.; Brandy Bollinger, Daniele Curry, Nichole Ecton, Evans, Rebekah Jenkins, Mylika Keyes, Lee, Tammy Streletz and Maegan Taylor, all of Hagerstown; Katherine Kriner, Autumn Smith and Lauren St. Clair of Mercersburg, Pa.; Kelsie Trumbull of Rohrersville; Pereschuk of Sharpsburg; Katelyn Hornbaker of St. Thomas, Pa.; Katie Horner of Walkersville, Md.; and Sarah Duffey of Williamsport.
A special award was presented to Hornbaker, who was nominated by her fellow students as the most outstanding classmate in the program.
For more information about HCC’s dental-assisting program, go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/academics/divisions/health-science.