Hagerstown Community College recently graduated 20 students in its dental assisting program. Graduates were honored at a special ceremony on June 28. Following remarks from Theresa Marks, HCC instructor, dental assisting/hygiene and program coordinator, attendees heard from Angela Stoops, director, health sciences, and keynote speakers Jon Pike, DDS, Associated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, and Robert Zimmerman, DDS, Cornerstone Family Dentistry. Students also heard from three of their classmates: Myia Evans, Rachel Lee, and Joanna Pereschuk.
Graduates included Brittany Creek, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; Mary Drury of Clear Spring; Katie Rice, of Cumberland; Brandy Bollinger, Daniele Curry, Nichole Ecton, Myia Evans, Rebekah Jenkins, Mylika Keyes, Rachel Lee, Tammy Streletz, and Maegan Taylor, all of Hagerstown; Katherine Kriner, Autumn Smith, and Lauren St. Clair, of Mercersburg, Pa.; Kelsie Trumbull, of Rohrersville; Joanna Pereschuk, of Sharpsburg; Katelyn Hornbaker, of St. Thomas, Pa.; Katie Horner, of Walkersville; and Sarah Duffey, of Williamsport.
A special award was presented to Katelyn Hornbaker, who was nominated by her fellow students as the most outstanding classmate in the program. For more information about HCC’s dental assisting program, go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/academics/divisions/health-science .