CCTC pins 57 new pharmacy technicians and nurses

SUMTER, S.C. – Central Carolina Technical College’s Health Sciences Division pinned nine pharmacy technicians and 48 nurses during two pinning ceremonies. The Pharmacy Technician ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 3 in the Iris Room of CCTC’s Health Sciences Center, and the Associate Degree in Nursing pinning was held on Thursday, May 4 at the Sumter Opera House, both located in downtown Sumter.

The Health Sciences Division offers an Associate Degree in Nursing; Diplomas in Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology; and certificates in Massage Therapy, Medical Record Coding, and Pharmacy Technology. Health Sciences programs are designed to provide graduates with immediate employment in the healthcare industry or prepare graduates to transfer to articulating colleges.

Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy technicians are allied health professionals who assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical services directly and indirectly to patients. Members of this year’s Pharmacy Technician Program graduating class are listed by county:

Shannon E. Kingery

Shannon M. Brice, Marlena J. Davis, Juan C. Lofts

Megan L. Barrett, Ashlynn R. Foster, Jessica E. Fullard, Faith L. Morris, Paula Vaden

Associate Degree in Nursing

Graduates of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program are prepared for careers as technical nurses in acute care, long-term care or home health settings. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and are approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation Board of Nursing. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). National League Members of this year’s Associate Degree in Nursing graduating class are listed by county:

Putisha M. Rivers

James Coker, Charles L. Hill, Heather E. Shelton, Jessica W. Weiberg

Maurice D. Johnson

Sherica L. Warfield

Ashton E. Andrews, Leah F. Bausum, Savannah H. Bell, Chelsey H. Boykin, Farrah L. Bright, Nikki Keels, Stephanie H. Smith

Lisa H. Holland

Jamie R. Burrell, Rebekah E. Simmons, Marilyn E. Stainaker

Lauren A. Andereson, Rachel B. Brown, Elizabeth G. Brunson, Mandy W. Burke, Jeremy D. Byrd, Krystal M. Daley, Tiffani C. Flagg, Kennedy M. Font, Gabrielle Fowler, Daisy E. Glover, Merry A. Hopkins, Brittany N. Houck, Tyra S. Jackson, Anthony G. Jeffers, Eva Kehrer, Shonta T. Mitchell, Alicia H. Nave, Amber-lyn Orazi, Patrice M. Peterson, Courtney J. Prebish, Zachary J. Shrift, Mary Margaret Somheil, Jenna R. Szupka, Raelyn K. Tidwell, Malia E. Vest, Jessica R. Waninger, Charlotte R. White, Shanice V. Wilson, Emma M. Zollmann

Loren T. Graham


Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that is dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students. The college serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Central Carolina Technical College students have a wide array of programs and services from which to choose. Our online programming and cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities provide students with exceptional opportunities coupled with our more traditional learning opportunities. Learn more at


Central Carolina Technical College pins nine pharmacy technicians at a ceremony held on May 3 at the Health Sciences Center.
Central Carolina Technical College pins 48 nurses at a ceremony held on May 4 at the Sumter Opera House.