Medical Assistant Pinning Ceremony held at Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg

By Dan Yates, regional marketing coordinator, Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg

HARRODSBURG, Ky. – Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg honored its most recent graduates of the Allied Health Medical Assistant program on Dec. 16 in the Vivian Landrum Chapel.

Multiple students participated in the first Allied Health in-person pinning ceremony at Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg as they received their Medical Assistant certifications.

The Medical Assistant certificate program at Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg can be completed in six to nine months. This is an intensive program that is fast-paced and features a high-quality pathway to becoming a certified medical assistant.

“I am so excited to be able to celebrate the achievements of these students. They have all been dedicated and worked so diligently to complete this program and receive their certifications,” Sandra Medley, LPN, Allied Health Regional Coordinator Harrodsburg, said.

“As an instructor, it brings me great joy to see these students complete the curriculum, pass the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) exam and enter the workforce as certified medical assistants. For students interested in a career in healthcare, there’s no better time to become a certified medical assistant than now.”

Dave Walters, associate vice president for regional administration and director of the Conover Education Center, said, “What an admirable profession. The dedication and selfless work of those in the health care industry is a reminder of the good in people. The work they perform is tough, with long hours and little recognition.

“We feel privileged to honor these students for their commitment and dedication to the health and well-being of others. We commend them for their Christian servant leadership.”

The graduates honored during the pinning ceremony were Brian Hassell of Danville, Ky.; Randi Miller of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Angela Neal of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Veronica Gonzalez of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Heather Reilly of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Sierra Turner of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Sarah Winn of Crab Orchard, Ky.; Ashley Stiles of Perryville, Ky.; Jessica Bustamante of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Sherry McNear of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Samantha Young of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Barbara Kalinowski of Harrodsburg, Ky.; and Kiley Louallen of Harrodsburg, Ky.

Job opportunities for medical assistants are expected to grow by a remarkable 23 percent in the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s 17 percent more than other healthcare support positions and five percent greater than total occupation growth nationwide.

In addition to the Medical Assistant certificate, the Allied Health Program at Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg offers certificate programs in Medical Office Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA), Pharmacy Technician and Certified Medical Billing and Coding.

For information about Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg’s Allied Health programs, call (859) 605-1389 or visit harrodsburg.campbellsville.edu.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including doctoral, masters, bachelors, associate and certification programs. The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.