Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Summer Graduates of BHCC’s Health Science Programs

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated the newest class of graduates of the Medical Assistant and Patient Care Technician programs at a pinning ceremony held at Thomas A. Kershaw Culinary Arts Dining Room on the College’s Charlestown Campus.

student and faculy member at the summer health science pinningAlice Murillo, Associate Provost, Chelsea Campus, welcomed the graduates, faculty, staff and guests. “You’ve made many sacrifices, but throughout all of this you’ve become stronger and more confident as students, and now as professionals,” she said. “This is just the start. We expect that you will have high aspirations and continue your studies. Let your education be your guiding light and forever be prepared for your future.”

Deborah Latina, Chair, Allied Health Certificate Program, congratulated the ten students who have secured positions in their field of study as a result of internships they completed while in the program. Summer 2018 graduates will soon work at Charles River Community Health Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Eastpointe Physical Rehabilitation Center, among others. 

At the ceremony, family and friends joined in the celebration of the graduates’ success, as each student was presented with their pin to signify their transition from student to practitioner. Students posed for a group photograph before joining their guests for light refreshments and conversations following their pinning.

BHCC’s Health Science programs provide students with the education and training they need to become healthcare providers, while focusing on their needs to gain the skills required for success in the workplace, continued education and achieving long-term goals. Health Science programs include Allied Health programs (Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, Surgical Technology and Central Processing) as well as Pharmacy Technology.

View more photos from the event in our Facebook album