TSTC medical assistant students recognized during pinning ceremony


HARLINGEN — The Medical Assistant program at Texas State Technical College honored its Spring 2016 graduates with a pinning ceremony that signifies their official initiation into the brotherhood and sisterhood of medical assistants.

The ceremony is held annually to recognize and honor students who have completed all required coursework and have met the criteria needed to graduate from the program.

“This is a celebration of the hard work and dedication it takes students to enter the profession,” said Alicia Lugo, medical assistant department chair.

Ten students received their medical assistant pins with family and friends present as witnesses, and one honorary pin was presented posthumously to the parents of Jaqueline Sevilla, who began the program in 2015 and passed away in a car accident soon after.

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