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After nearly two years of intense coursework and clinical rotations, nine graduating students in Southwestern Community College’s radiography program received their pins in a ceremony on May 1 at the Jackson Campus.

The graduates, who received their associate degrees on May 8, can work in diagnostic x-ray departments or continue to specialty areas like MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), nuclear medicine, sonography, mammography, CT (Computed Tomography), radiation therapy.

Graduates, who will sit for the national registry administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, can also work toward a bachelor’s degree in the field.

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Hazel Wooten of Franklin was one of six medical sonography graduates from Southwestern Community College to be honored in a recent pinning ceremony.

All six completed two years of coursework and clinicals, earned their associate’s degrees and are eligible to take national certification exams.

Program coordinator is Debbie Eavenson, and Melissa Coker is the director of clinical education for SCC.

For more information about SCC and its programs, visit www.southwesterncc.edu or call (828)339-4000.

 

 

 

 

 

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James Lequire of Franklin was among nine graduates from Southwestern Community College’s physical therapist assistant program to be honored during a recent pinning ceremony at the college’s Jackson campus.

Graduates are eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the N.C. Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

For more information about Southwestern Community College and its programs, visit www.southwesterncc.edu or call (828)339-4000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum received some special guests from Clay County last Thursday.

The students from Hayesville Elementary have been studying soil and rocks this past year. They took a trip to Rose Creek Mine and the gem museum, followed by a picnic at the Wesley Park before returning over the mountain.

The museum occupies the old Macon County Jail that was built in the 1850s. Local gems and minerals and gems from around the world are on display.

The children seemed to enjoy the “fluorescent” room the most when the hidden rainbows of the rocks and on their clothes glowed under the fluorescent light.

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