Bainbridge State College students were recognized on March 10 for earning Technical Certificates of Credit.

Bainbridge State College President Richard Carvajal, the keynote speaker, said the celebration was for students who may put their certificates immediately to work for themselves or serve as stepping stones to more advanced programs.

Sarah Dollar of Bainbridge, who was one of the student speakers, earned a Small Business Management certificate and said the program helped her operate and market her business more effectively.

Kimberly Griffin, also of Bainbridge, earned a Medical Office Specialist certificate. Twenty years ago, she earned a Licensed Practical Nursing degree, but said she wanted to pursue another career. As she talked about milestones and what they may mean in a person’s life, Griffin said her earning this certificate marked a major milestone in her life. She now wants to pursue an Associate in Applied Science in Medical Assisting.

Dantavious Campbell earned three separate certificates: Electrical Wiring, Low Voltage Security and Mobile Electronic Technician. Campbell, who works at a Bainbridge fast-food restaurant, said this is just the beginning for him to eventually start his own business. Despite his extremely busy schedule, he is also furthering his training by taking welding courses at Bainbridge State.

Kathleen Ketterer, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies, congratulated the students and reminded them of a saying: “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”

Students who earned certificates

The following are students who earned Technical Certificates of Credit from the Spring, Summer and Fall 2013 semesters. They are listed by the city and then by their degree.

Arlington Certified Nurse Assistant: Alexis Jones and April Reid. Medical Office Specialist: Denise Handsford. Phlebotomy: Angela Haynes.

Attapulgus – Commercial Truck Driving: LaDerris Perry

Bainbridge A+Comp TIA: Mary Dunn.  Business Office Assistant: Jenira Castillo, Annie Jones, Maria Santiago, Rebecca Sharber and Audrey Webster. Certified Nurse Assistant: Brittney Brodnax, Tavares Murphy and Gretta Sanders. Commercial Truck Driving: Steven Boatwright, Jessica Cooper, Brice Flowers, Willie Fountain, Stanley Miley, Bernard Stephens, Robert Spooner, William Meredith and James Salter. Early Childhood Care & Education: Hope Butler, Shameeka Canada, Cheryl Murphy and Sheneakia Robinson. Electrical Wiring: Dantavious Campbell, Samual Groomes, Emily Hale, Austin Matthews, Michael Raley, James Roberts and Odell Washington. Industrial Maintenance Tech I: Ronald Black and Emily Hale. Low Voltage Security: Dantavious Campbell and Emily Hale. Medical Office Specialist: Amanda Cash, Patricia Faircloth, Kimberly Griffin, Franretha Love and Shemetris Myrick. Microsoft Office User Specialist: Brandon Livingston. Mobile Electronic Technician: Dantavious Campbell, Billy Johnson, Austin Matthews and Shawn Webb. Office Accounting Specialist: Gerard Roach. Phlebotomy: Emmanuel Bennefield, Brooke Harrell and Rebekah Swicord. Retail Management: Gerber Spear. Small Business Management: Sarah Dollar. Structural Welding: Derrick Baker, Halvert Fitch, Emily Hale, Alfred Henry and Michael Johnson.

Blakely – A+Comp TIA:  Glenn Reed and Randy Wimbush. Business Office Assistant:  Bederia Freeman and Shenita Prizzie. Certified Nurse Assistant: Sanderia Barley, Tia Holmes, Brie’anna Taylor, Keona Williams, Lakeshia Wimberly and Samantha Womble. Early Childhood Care & Education: Lashonan Price and Cornelia Thornton. Electrical Wiring: Kelvin Wimberly. Low Voltage Security: Kendrick Anthony, Antonio Dale, Wallace Hubbard, Nathaniel Lingo and Joshua Pugh. Mobile Electronic Technician:  Antonio Dale. Phlebotomy: Tameika Wimbush. Structural Welding: Labarrette Anderson, Derrick Baker, Halvert Fitch, Kenneth Greenway, Christopher Parrish and Frankie Williams.

Bluffton – A+Comp TIA: Tracy Rizer.

Brinson – Certified Nurse Assistant:  Taylor Weaver.

Cairo – A+Comp TIA: Jason Maxwell and Gloria Reese. Business Office Assistant: Ronald Allen, Kayla Byrden and Joseph Simmons. Certified Nurse Assistant: Ebony Bell and Tonischa Leaks. Commercial Truck Driving:  Stacy Gilliard. Early Childhood Care & Education: Angela Donalson. Medical Office Specialist: Laquoia Andrews, Linda Hunter, Patricia Johnson, Andrew Knight, Yaslyn Linton, Jacquwline McNair and Deidra Myles. Office Accounting Specialist: Marla Mills and Marshelle Sanders. Structural Welding: Walter Rouse.

Camilla – A+Comp TIA: Tony Williams. Commercial Truck Driving: Jordon Massey and Calvin Stewart. Medical Office Specialist: Eboni Marcus.

Climax – Business Office Assistant: Ashley Patterson.  Certified Nurse Assistant: Laura Cooper. Medical Office Specialist: Evelyn Holley.

Coleman – Low Voltage Security: Rickey Humphrey.

Colquitt – Business Office Assistant: Joseph Cook. Certified Nurse Assistant: Samantha Bailey, Leah Bush, Chantelle Cooper, Jimia Cooper, Anika Grant, Keonna Kelly, Ashton Mclain, Gerianna Sheffield, Alaina Smith and Ashley Varnum. Commercial Truck Driving: Jeffrey King and Jamichael Williams. Electrical Wiring: Thaddeus Barber and Stephen Freeman. Medical Office Specialist: Crystal Jackson, Kemetris Johnson, Wanda Longs, Tonja Miller, Dealana Staples and Jacqueline Wood. Mobile Electronic Technician:  Stephen Freeman and William Miller. Office Accounting Specialist: Tiffany Andrews, Yvette Andrews and Joseph Cook. Structural Welding: Ja’lessia Williams and Thomas Winn.

Damascus – A+Comp TIA: Janna Cox. Certified Nurse Assistant:  Shekia Pugh. Medical Office Specialist: Jasmine Cooper.

DonalsonvilleBusiness Office Assistant:  Tammy Trim. Certified Nurse Assistant:  Bridgett Glenn. Commercial Truck Driving: John Cooper and Eric Jodges. Early Childhood Care & Education: Tenesha Richardson and Jasmine Williams. Electrical Wiring and Low Voltage Security: Darin Moore. Medical Office Specialist: Tiffany Doyle, Sylvia Gautney, Teresa Phillips, Tequesta Pollard and Tammy Trim. Office Accounting Specialist:  Michelle Trim. Phlebotomy: Lakeishe Cannon-Scott. Structural Welding: Japhus Donalson, Tyler Harden, Joshua Morris and Anthony Smith.

Edison – Certified Nurse Assistant:  Breanna Middleton. Structural Welding: Shirrod Williams.

Fort Gaines – Low Voltage Security: Christopher Crozier.

Iron City – Certified Nurse Assistant:  Celisa Jordan. Early Childhood Care & Education: Brenda Lewis. Electrical Wiring: John Roland. Medical Office Specialist: Kimberly

Jakin – Commercial Truck Driving: Douglas Wolfgram. Low Voltage Security: Farrantay Pollard.

Leary – Certified Nurse Assistant:  Jessica Figueroa.

Meigs – Certified Nurse Assistant: Alyssa Cox. Medical Office Specialist: Maria Gonzalez.

Moultrie – Phlebotomy: Kotera Fuller.

Newton – Certified Nurse Assistant:  Amber Edwards.

Pelham – Medical Office Specialist: Jamia Hines. Phlebotomy: Krista Bufford.

Quincy, Fla. – Commercial Truck Driving: Antonio Farmer and Rondriquez Green.

Ray City – Commercial Truck Driving: Donald Griffis.

Tallahassee, Fla. – Commercial Truck Driving: Joshua Gamble.

Thomasville – Business Office Assistant: Warrie Broadnax. Certified Nurse Assistant: Laura Coleman, Deana Davis and Erika Metcalf. Commercial Truck Driving: Jesse Brown. Medical Office Specialist: Shemeka Williams. Phlebotomy: Sabrina Cromartie, Evelyn Francis and Brandie Williams.

Whigham – Office Accounting Specialist: Chelsea Knight.


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