NWF State College honors Dental Assisting graduates

Aug. 18, 2016

On Aug. 12, Northwest Florida State College recognized 18 students who successfully completed the college's vocational certificate program in Dental Assisting during the 2015-16 academic year.

Awards were presented to the following students: Excellence in Peer Support – Colleen Flores; Excellence in Clinical Skills – Veronica Ferrell; and Excellence in Academic Achievement – Abigail Gibson.

The 2016 Dental Assisting graduates are: Michelle Butler (Crestview), Lauren Day (Crestview), Colleen Flores (Fort Walton Beach), Veronica Ferrell (Crestview), Emily Gennaro (Crestview), Abigail Gibson (Eglin AFB), Kayla Glenn (DeFuniak Springs), Janessa Golden (Crestview), Hannah Hinote (DeFuniak Springs), Jenee Kozer (Crestview), Jaqueline Kanzaki (Shalimar), Samantha Mangum (Destin), Autumn McGonigle (Crestview), Sarah Nick (Freeport), Kourtney Pearce (Mary Esther), Diana Rodriguez (Fort Walton Beach), Bethanie Welch (Fort Walton Beach), and Debra Yeager (Niceville).

The Dental Assisting program is a competitive-admission, three-semester program that provides students extensive clinical experiences. The program accepts up to 24 applicants each calendar year, with the program starting in August. Graduates can work for a variety of dental offices, including general dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontic, endodontic, pedodontic and periodontic. For information, call 850-729-6444 or see the program’s website.

Dental_AssistingFront row (L-R): Michelle Butler, Jaqueline Kanzaki, Veronica Ferrell, Hannah Hinote, Kayla Glenn, Kourtney Pearce, Diana Rodriguez Ocana. Back row (L-R): Sarah Nick, Bethanie Welch, Debra Yeager, Abigail Gibson, Autumn McGonigle, Jenee Kozer, Emily Gennaro, Colleen Flores, Samantha Mangum, Janessa Golden,   Lauren Day.