10 Students receive pins in Sonography & Echocardiography

Posted on Dec 13, 2021 at 19:42 PM

Six Sonography students who received their pins Four Echocardiography Students who recieved their pins
Sonography Pin Recipients with Tina Welch, Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Programs Director/Instructor Echocardiography Pin Recipients

Ogeechee Technical College awarded a total of 10 pins, six in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) and four in Echocardiography, in an annual pinning ceremony held at 6:00 pm in the Joseph E. Kennedy Auditorium on December 7.

Tina Welch, program director and instructor, welcomed the audience of friends and family and had high praise for this year’s pin recipients, “These girls have overcome all of the challenges they’ve had as we’ve moved through this adventure. Tonight, we recognize these girls as they pass from student to the Sonography and Cardiac Imagining professional that they have become.”

Rachael Daniels, a DMS pin recipient addressed the crowd on behalf of her fellow graduates.

“I would describe this program as invigorating, there is nothing quite like the hug of a patient, or the pat on the back of an instructor to boost one’s confidence. This program instills an “I can do this mentality’, and for that I am very thankful,” said Daniels.

Following Daniels was Brynn Durrence, an Echocardiography pin recipient, who addressed the crowd on behalf of her fellow graduates.

“This program taught me I am a lot tougher and braver than I ever imagined,” said Durrence. “I want to recognize Ms. Mitchell for giving us the tools and foundation we needed to learn to make critical decisions while out at clinic.”

The six students who received their pins in DMS were: Taneshia Clark, Brianna Davis, Rachael Daniels, Shelby Duncan, Johnna Hicks, Zoe Pratt. The four students who received their pins in Echocardiography were: Brynn Durrence, Molly Simmons, Samantha Rivers, and Tammy Graham.


About Ogeechee Technical College: 

Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. OTC provides student‐centered academic and occupational programs and support services at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. OTC utilizes traditional and distance education methodologies in state-of-the-art facilities while supporting adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry workforce training. Visit for more information.




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