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May 8, 2014

Surgical Tech Program pins students

THOMASVILLE — Southwest Georgia Technical College’s (SWGTC) Surgical Technology Program held its pinning ceremony on May 1, marking the program completion of four students. Cheyenne DeMott of Moultrie, Ryan Allen, Allison Timms of Monticello, and Olga Sanchez of Moultrie were all pinned in the ceremony and are set to walk in SWGTC’s graduation ceremony on June 5.

Stephanie Pierce, SWGTC Surgical Technology Program director, said, “I would like to express my great respect  to these four students for completing the program, as well as my heartfelt congratulations on their success. I would also like to thank their families and other loved-ones for the tremendous support they have extended up until this memorable moment. I sincerely hope my students will remember in the future that they were once students, and please proudly teach and instruct others about this great profession. Don’t forget your roots, but please do not stop here; each of you has the potential for greatness. It has been a great pleasure being your instructor for the past year, and I wish you good luck on your future endeavors.”

Dr. Courtney Houston, plastic surgeon with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. Houston, spoke about the important role that surgical technologists play in the operating room, and how surgeons could not function without their services. He also included stories about working with these graduates, and how he enjoyed watching them blossom into great techs.

These four students will now sit for their Certification of Surgical Technology Exam and, pending passage, be ready to start rewarding careers as surgical technologists this summer!

SWGTC offers more than 80 certificate, diploma, and degree programs. Many of these programs provide training for some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields including Nursing, Automotive Technology, Clinical Laboratory Technology, and Emergency Medical Technology. More information may be obtained by calling 229-225-4096 or by logging onto

Summer Semester 2014 begins May 19. Southwest Georgia Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.


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