12 Pharmacy Technology students receive pins

Posted on Dec 02, 2020 at 18:42 PM

Twelve students in the Pharmacy Technology program at Ogeechee Technical College received their pins in an annual pinning ceremony held at 5:30 pm on November 12 in the Joseph E. Kennedy Auditorium.

The ceremonies keynote speaker was Mrs. Charlotte Spell, a counselor at the Bulloch Alcohol and Drug Council. Spell oversees a federal grant to reduce and prevent the use of alcohol, prescription drugs, and cocaine among youth and young adults, ages 14-24.

“We were very pleased to invite Mrs. Spell to come and address our graduates,” said Rashunda Bell, Pharmacy Technology program director. “She inspired us by sharing how her facilities serve our community and how pharmacy technicians play a key role in their success,” she added.

As preceptors, family, and friends were seated, a slide show of the students’ journeys was shown on the stage. Students shared pictures and impactful quotes that gave them the ability to endure the trying obstacles presented by COVID-19.

Kari Clark, one of the pin recipients, offered her gratitude in her submission, “I finished the program in the summer of 2020 and now I work as a pharmacy technician in Guyton, Georgia. I am truly blessed and would like to say a special thanks to my amazing husband, loving family, and supportive teachers that made this all possible.”

All students were presented with a Pharmacy Technician pin and a Certificate of Completion. Those who received their pins, are: Aaron Best, 12Kari Clark, Arkeeta Crawford, Summer Dychess, Kelsey Fleming, Brittany Ganzel-Fredrick, Lillian Brooke McBroom, Shantel McKnight, Terryn New, Raven Pope, Traci Smith, and Bianca Vazquez.

Click here to watch a recording of the live-streamed celebration. To learn more about the Practical Nursing Program at Ogeechee Tech, visit



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