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Medical Assisting Graduates Celebrated with Pinning Ceremony

Recent graduates of Edgecombe Community College’s Medical Assisting program are (l-r) April Henson, Michaela Ore, Shandell Jones, Lakisha Nichols-Wiggins, Alexias Williams, and Trevon Evans.

Edgecombe Community College celebrated its Medical Assisting graduates on May 3 in a pinning ceremony.

The event marked a milestone in their educational journey and provided an opportunity to recognize their hard work and dedication. Graduates are:

  • Trevon Evans
  • April Henson
  • Shandell Jones
  • Lakisha Nichols-Wiggins
  • Michaela Ore
  • Alexias Williams

A highlight of the event was the presentation of the Maxine Williams Award, which is bestowed upon the student with the highest GPA in the graduating class. This year, the honor went to April Henson, who achieved a GPA of 3.927. The award is named after Maxine Williams, the first president of the American Association of Medical Assistants, and symbolizes excellence in academic achievement and professional potential.

Medical Assisting is a two-year degree program that prepares healthcare professionals to perform administrative, clinical, and lab procedures. Credits transfer to four-year institutions, and graduates can become a supervisor or manager of a medical office.

Benefits of becoming a medical assistant include a traditional weekday schedule and competitive salaries that have risen in recent years due to high demand. Medical offices often provide funding for additional training. In addition, a certified medical assistant can work in any state within the U.S.

ECC has the only accredited Medical Assisting degree in the area. To learn more about becoming a medical assistant, please contact or (252) 618-6723.