College of The Albemarle (COA) celebrated five Medical Assisting graduates in a pinning ceremony held Monday, May 8, 2023, in the Performing Arts Center at COA – Elizabeth City.
During the ceremony, the graduates received their pins, participated in a candle lighting ceremony and recited the Medical Assisting Creed. The graduates completed 840 class and lab hours and 180 hours in clinical settings.
Kasea Davis received the Stella B. Gallop Spirit of Medical Assisting Award and the Academic Excellence Award this year. The Stella B. Gallop Award recipient best captures the spirit of the medical assisting profession, and the Academic Excellence Award is given to the student with the highest grade point average.
Graduates for 2023 include Lakisha Johnson, Pasquotank County; Ashley Bunch, Perquimans County; Heidi Kelley, Camden County; Kasea Davis, Pasquotank County; Esmeralda Vasquez-Mendez, Dare County.