CCC&TI Honors Sonography Graduates with Pinning Ceremony

HUDSON, NC (May 1, 2017)…In a ceremony held Wednesday, April 26 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute honored its 2017 class of Medical and Cardiovascular Sonography graduates with a pinning ceremony and reception.

Certified vascular and abdominal sonographer and 2005 CCC&TI graduate Heather Clontz was the guest speaker for the event. “It’s an amazing field and a wonderful profession and this program does an excellent job of building your foundation and giving you the knowledge and skills to possibly save lives,” said Clontz. “Be proud of yourselves for getting here and for making it to this moment. It’s quite an accomplishment.”

Cardiovascular Sonography Graduates, seated from left to right are Jordan Beane, Megan Farmer, Krysti Mast, and Nikki Norman. Standing from left to right are Mai Xiong, Majed Majulli and Jacob Smith.

Program Director Robin Nichols and Clinical Coordinator Jan Wilson both offered their congratulations to the students on their accomplishments and recognized each student by presenting them with an engraved sonography pin.

Several students were also recognized with awards. A peer award, voted on by students, and a faculty award, chosen by faculty based on academic performance, were awarded for each of the programs. For the Cardiovascular Sonography Program, Jacob Smith received the peer award and Kristi Mast received the Faculty Award. For the Medical Sonography Program, Chelcee Helms received the Peer Award and Rebecca Lee received the Faculty Award.

CCC&TI’s Medical Sonography graduates. Seated from left are Rebecca Lee, Rainbow McMurtry, Sarah Duncan and Chelcee Helms. Standing from left are Kayla Steinhauer, Madison Bajek and Hannah Holyfield.

For more information on CCC&TI Cardiovascular or Medical Sonography programs call 828-726-2200 or visit

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