RESPIRATORY CARE GRADUATES HONORED AT PINNING CEREMONY

Photo Caption (2012 Respiratory Care Grads IMG_7689): The 2012 Columbia State Community College respiratory care graduates. First row, left to right: Somer Stone (Wayne); Vanessa Aldridge (Lawrence); Katie Reed (Maury); Olivia Trotter (Dickson); Aimee Sims (Bedford); Kelly Cross (Marshall); Danielle Deloreto (Maury); and Solomon Titus (Maury). Second row, left to right: Brooke McMinn (Wayne); Leslie Taylor (Maury); Roy McCoy, II (Hickman); Kara Jones (Wayne); John Huskey (Lincoln); and Greg Hess (Davidson). Third row, left to right: Candis Littrell (Maury) and Andrea (Andi) Potts (Maury). Not pictured: Brian Hunter and Kara Harrington.

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – May 4, 2012) - - - On Thursday, May 3, Columbia State Community College honored its respiratory care graduates at a pinning ceremony. Each of the 19 graduating class members will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree at tomorrow’s graduation ceremony.

Respiratory therapists provide assessment, diagnostic evaluation, treatment and care for patients with breathing disorders and have expertise in artificial ventilation, resuscitation and airway management. They care for patients in emergency rooms, nurseries and intensive care units, and they work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician offices and in homes.

Photo Caption (Lamba Beta Honor Society IMG_7672): Brooke McMinn, Kara Jones, Kara Harrington, Solomon Titus and Roy McCoy, II are all members Lambda Beta, a national honor society for respiratory care students. Members are required to be in their last semester and in the top 25 percent of their class. Pictured left to right: Roy McCoy, II (Hickman); Brooke McMinn (Wayne); Kara Jones (Wayne); and Solomon Titus (Maury). Not pictured: Kara Harrington.

Photo Caption (Wayne County IMG_7716): Columbia State’s 2012 respiratory care students from Wayne County graduate Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Pictured left to right: Somer Stone, Brooke McMinn and Kara Jones.

Photo Caption (Maury County IMG_7705): Columbia State’s 2012 respiratory care students from Maury County graduate Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Pictured left to right: Danielle Deloreto (Maury); Candis Littrell (Maury); Andrea (Andi) Potts (Maury); Katie Reed (Maury); Leslie Taylor (Maury); and Solomon Titus (Maury).
 
 
Photo Caption (Marshall County IMG_7703): Columbia State’s 2012 respiratory care student from Marshall County graduates Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Pictured: Kelly Cross.
 
 
Photo Caption (Lincoln County IMG_7709): Columbia State’s 2012 respiratory care student from Lincoln County graduates Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Pictured: John Huskey.
 
 
Photo Caption (Lawrence County IMG_7701): Columbia State’s 2012 respiratory care student from Lawrence County graduates Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Pictured: Vanessa Aldridge.
 
 
Photo Caption (Hickman County IMG_7717): Columbia State’s 2012 respiratory care student from Hickman County graduates Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Pictured: Roy McCoy, II.
 
 
Photo Caption (Dickson County IMG_7713): Columbia State’s 2012 respiratory care student from Dickson County graduates Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Pictured: Olivia Trotter.
 
 
Photo Caption (Davidson County IMG_7708): Columbia State’s 2012 respiratory care student from Davidson County graduates Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Pictured: Greg Hess.
 
 
Photo Caption (Bedford County IMG_7711): Columbia State’s 2012 respiratory care student from Bedford County graduates Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Pictured: Aimee Sims.
 
Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

 

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