Pearl River Community College’s Dental Hygiene program pinned 15 graduates in a ceremony Thursday at the Dr. Cecil Burt Special Events Room at the Forrest County Campus.
The students included, from left:
Front row – Emilee Ishee of Petal, Leah Shultz of Pass Christian, Megan Disbrow of Raceland, La., Savannah Rea of Slidell, La., Aubrey Moody of Gulfport, Tayler Grant of Perkinston, Kiersten Stanford of Lucedale, and Madison Layton of Magee. Back row – Molly Estep of Gulfport, Denielle Sistrunk of Poplarville, Tiffany Turner of New Orleans, La., Brittany Clancy of Baton Rouge, La., Samantha Ranger of Petal, Blake Driscoll of Bay St. Louis, Rachel Williams of Long Beach,.
Also present were instructors Dr. Frank Turnage, Donna Lund, Charity McCoy, Ellie Primeaux, and Dr. Shana Allen, Department Chairman.
Grant was named the most outstanding dental hygiene student, Rea, the Colgate Star student; Disbrow and Driscoll, the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler students; Shultz, the Dr. Stanley Hill – Make It Happen award, Layton and Turner, the PRCC Patient Education students; Moody, the MDHA Achievement award; Clancy and Grant, the PRCC Table Clinic awards; Ranger and Williams, the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society awards; Disbrow, the Dr. Frank Turnage Attitude Award; and Ranger, the Wildcat Way Award.
Department Chairman is Dr. Shana Allen. Instructors are Donna Lunn, Charity McCoy, Ellie Primeaux and Dr. Frank Turnage.