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COA Holds 19th Annual Medical Assisting Pinning

Medical Assisting graduates posing in scrubs

Elizabeth City, NC — College of The Albemarle (COA) celebrated four Medical Assisting graduates in a pinning ceremony held Monday, May 9, 2022, in the Performing Arts Center at COA – Elizabeth City.

During the ceremony, the graduates received their pins, participated in a candle lighting ceremony and recited the Medical Assisting Creed. The graduates completed 840 hours total of class and lab work, and 180 hours in clinical settings. One graduate has accepted a position with Eastern Carolina Cardiovascular.

The Stella B. Gallop Spirit of Medical Assisting Award was presented to Jenna Tyx. The recipient of this award best captures the spirit of the medical assisting profession. Marina Piscitelli-Doshkov was recognized as the Academic Excellence Award winner. This award is presented to the student with the highest grade-point average.

Graduates pictured (left to right): Brandy Russell, Pasquotank County; Luz Maria Sanchez-Hernandez, Dare County; Marina Piscitelli-Doshkov, Dare County; Jena Tyx, Currituck County