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Campbellsville University holds largest pinning ceremony for 206 technically educated graduates

By Chosalin Morales, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – “You are the future of tomorrow. Campbellsville University is proud of each and every one of you today,” Jason Roop, director of the Campbellsville University Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center, said.

The Technology Training Center held its largest pinning ceremony on Oct. 27, honoring 206 graduates in the ceremony at the university’s Ransdell Chapel.

The Technology Training Center started in the winter of 2001 and held its first pinning ceremony in 2011. At least 14,000 students have come through the programs offered through the center.

“Technical education is the future,” Roop said. “As of today, we have over 500 students enrolled through the Technology Training Center programs.”

Roop said Campbellsville University is committed to provide technical education with a Christ-centered relationship.

Allied Health certificates are offered in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technician and Professional Coding. The Technology Training Center also provides certificates in Cosmetology, Barbering and Welding.

Christie Minor, director of allied health, introduced the 15 graduates from the Medical Billing and Coding program, the 42 graduates from the Phlebotomy program, the 74 from the Medical Assistant program and the three graduates from the Pharmacy Technician program.

The 15 graduates from the Medical and Billing Coding program were: Aderannia Price, Kandace Hodge, Kayla Underwood, Amber Winzeler, Ashley Lackey, Candace Benningfield, Christy Steele, Taylor Thompson, Chrissy Edwards, Christina Norris, Jaclyn Vaught, Maria Williams, Jenifer Teubert, Larissa Tomlin and Galen Reed Watson.

The 42 graduates from the Phlebotomy program were: Abby Davis, Alexandra Lee, Alexis Fancher, Amber Tetreault, Angela Fields, Ariel Ferrie, Arishia D. Johnson, Bethany Hayes, Bethany Wilson, Brian Evans, Cathy Sexton, Chandra Wofford, Crystal DeBord, Dana Lauricella,

Elizabeth Smith, Emily Meredith, Erin Floyd, Essence Grey, Frances Rankin, Gentry E. Goodlett, Heather Yeager, Janis Atwood, Jennifer Moore, Jennifer Young, Jessica Brown, Kamren Clarkson,

Kayla Perera, Leanna Davis, Leanna Milby, Maecee Owens, Martina Sciberras, Mary Woodrum, Miranda Mcintosh, Molly McCrosky, Nakita Kinley, Nikki Pittman, Penne Hultz, Rebecca Blevins, Renita VanArsdale, Sarah Durham, Tamara Hughes and Tiffany Brown.

The 74 graduates from the Medical Assistant program were: Allison Crouch,

Amber Mobley, Andrea Thompson, Ashley McWhorter, Ashten Pelley, Barrett Hill, Brandi Durbin, Breathany Followell, Brianna Gibson, Brittany Kirby, Brittany Lester, Brooke Royalty,

Caitlyn Bradley, Carmen Wohner, Casandra Price, Cassie Humphrey, Chelsey Holtzclaw, Cheyene Helm, Cindy Chappell, Courtney Cleveland, Crystal Estep, Crystal Page, Crystal Turner, Danielle Darst, Deborah Doneghy, Destany Mattingly, Divine Oludi, Donna S. Barnett,

Eliza Latko, Hope Page, Janis “Megan” Harmon, Jessica Maxwell, Jessica Settles, Kaitlin Whitmer, Kasey Luttrell, Kayla Martin, Kadesha Lindsay, Kelley Salyers, Kirsten Sharp, Kirstin Caldwell, Lauren King, Lazara Lamas, Lindsey Breeding, Lisa Winters, Macy Gilkeson,
MaKaylee Ward, Markita Mason, Mary Lachney, Mckena Wright, Megan Horner, Melissa Ann Royston, Michelle Scott, Morgan Thompson, Moriah Lovegrove, Nakayla Key, Nicole McNeily, Rachel L. Majors, Raven Vaughn, Regina Rodgers, Rhonda Edelen, Samantha Riley,
Shaanan Fix, Shania Edwards, Shelbe Claunch, Shelley Morgan, Sydney Benedict, Sylvia Camp, Symantha Bottom, Tammy Rogers, Tanya Gardner, Taylor Maulden, Tiffany Starr, Tina Dishman and Velome Brock.

The three graduates from the Pharmacy Technician program were: Kayla Forster Garner, Laney Pelphrey and Sydney Luttrell.

“Let your light shine and that you [graduates] become successful in all you do,” Nikki Edwards, cosmetology and barbering curriculum coordinator, said. Edwards presented the certificates to the Cosmetology and Barbering graduates.

Cosmetology graduates included: Main campus — Casey Mahoney, CeeAnna Cowherd, Christie Phelps, Delaney McKitrick, Hannah Edwards, Kaitlan Estes, Lacy Owens, Lindsey Vaughn, Makayla Simmons, Mary Campbell, Morgan Smith, Nakaya Bridgewater, Shaniqua Young and Vanity Hawthorne,
Harrodsburg — Abigail Clark, Allexis Hendren, Brittany Ferguson, Kaci Corey, Kari Beth Elliott, Morgan Marion, Robert Key, Sara Lowery, Sarah Hogue, Shareka Miller, Shelby Burchett, Shyann Wooten,

Somerset — Allison Winchester, Allie Keith, Amanda Hasty, Erin Williams, Georgia Darrell, Hannah Davis, Katelyn Duffy, Kendra Price, Monica Smith, Rebecca Gregory, Rebecca VanHook, Riley Griffin, Morgan Gibson,

Hodgenville — Heather Tackett, Kayla Cornish, Lauren Willett, Morgan Morehouse, Savannah Brooks, and Liberty — Hannah Durham.

The Apprentice Instructor graduates were: Alanda Watters, Andromedia Warner, Hailey Meredith, Jennifer Jarrett, Megan Chesser, Sharita Stephenson and Becky Spurling.

Barbering graduates were: Main Campus – Caleb Heselton, Casey Hines, Dylan Travis, Grant Bloomfield, Jordan Bell, Tim Bland and Tyler Cook,

Somerset — Alex Smith, Dustin Scott, Isaac Sanders, Jay Davidson, Jenay Hayes, Jonathan Nelson, Mackenzie King, Montana Musgrove, Thomas Slagle, Wesley Williams and Makayla Ramos-Wilson.

Welding held its first pinning ceremony with Chris King, director of welding, presenting the Welding graduates. These graduates included: Jordan Barrass, Zachary Carman, Chris Coulter, Maurice Hayes, Jared Kidd, Noah Peyton, Joshua Satterly, David Valentine and Somerset — Brandon O’Neil.

In special memory of Tim Bland, who started the Barbering program in 2018, his parents, Doug and Ranae Bland, received their son’s Barbering certificate of completion.

“Timothy always had a smile and was always positive and was a very bright and smart young man,” Roop said. “Timothy loved Barbering and was good at it.”

Roop said Tim was in the program for a year, when Doug and Ranae Bland suffered the loss of their son. “Tim completed over 1,000 hours of his Barbering program. You need 1,500 hours, and Tim was so close to the finish line. Tonight, he crosses that finish line,” Roop said.

Chris King, welding director, presented the late Maurice Hayes’ family with a Campbellsville University memorial blanket and an “in memory of” certificate and frame from the Technology Training Center. The blanket was draped over a front row seat for him at graduation.

King told the audience about their time with Maurice in the welding program and how his loss had affected all who had known him.

Maurice graduated from the Harrodsburg welding program in December 2018 and died in January 2019.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 14,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region.  The website for complete information is
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