Accolade: TCC graduates 14 dental assistants

July 30, 2018

14 new dental assisting gradsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 30, 2018)—On July 25, 14 dental assisting graduates proudly accepted their diplomas and pins on the stage of Turner Auditorium at Tallahassee Community College.

Dental assistant Lidya Getahun was awarded the Dr. Mary Anne Butler Excellence Award and a $1,000 scholarship for maintaining the highest grade point average in her graduating class.

The Professionalism Award went to graduate Josie Turner. Turner received praise from her colleagues during externships as well as from her program instructors for displaying a high level of professionalism in the workplace and a love for her new career.

The ceremony closed with a speech from student speaker Maria Lopez. Lopez inspired her fellow graduates, family and friends in attendance stating, “We will be leaving Tallahassee Community College confident in the education we have received, the skills we have acquired and the abundance of work available for us.”

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