On Saturday, April 8, twenty-five Terra State Community College Medical Assisting Program students who completed their coursework participated in the annual Pinning Ceremony.  The ceremony recognizes their transition from the classroom to the real life medical field.  The students will now begin their practicum at community physicians’ offices.

Four students received Clinical Excellence recognition: Sarah Kramb of Fostoria, Jessica Cutcher of Bellevue, Natasha Jenkins of Fremont and Elizabeth Runion of Tiffin.  Runion also had the honor of serving as the class speaker.

This particular ceremony marks the first cohort to complete their studies at the Fostoria Learning Center.  Terra State has a partnership with the Learning Center and ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital to offer the Medical Assisting Program in Fostoria.

The students will now participate in Terra State’s 48th commencement ceremony on May 5, 2017.

Participating students and their hometowns:


Bellevue –                  Jessica Cutcher

Burgoon –                  Josselynn Meyers

Clyde –                       Dana Alcala

Findlay –                    Tonia Borowski

Ft. Seneca –               Danielle Huffman

Fostoria –                  Sarah Leal, Shanice Marker, Sabrina Salaam

Fremont –                  Diana Barrett, Janet Howard, Natasha Jenkins, Elizabeth King,                                                  Crystal Rufty, Ashley Sanchez, Ashley Young

Green Springs –        Carah Liebold

Port Clinton –            Lauren Smurdon, Alysia Zoeller

Sandusky –                Ashley Michaels (Kennon)

Tiffin –                        Cassandra Recker

Wayne –                     Nicole Hickman