Medical Assistant Students Graduate Dec. 12

Students in Angelina College’s medical assistant program will graduate Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Community Services building, room 104.

Graduates from Lufkin include Carlissia Hunt, Jade Poland, Brenjoddia Shankle and Tyrin Shepherd.

Graduates from Nacogdoches are Heather Austin, Barbara Cole, Katie Franks, Andrea Downey, Jennifer Moreno, Ashley Sitton, Joanna Rodriguez and Kayla Dyson.

Also graduating are Breyonna Forbus of New Caney and Andrea Holloway of San Augustine.

Kim Meshell, Medical Assistant program director, said, “This class has been great to work with. They are not only energetic, but they were so eager to learn. They have the knowledge to go out into the workplace and perform the skills they have learned. Each of the students clinical sites have said the students have done an awesome job. I am so proud of this graduating class and hope they come out of this program not only with the knowledge but also with the understanding of what all they have accomplished during this time. They have worked so hard during these last seven months.”

Medical assistants act as both an administrator and healthcare professional, performing clinical duties and managing administrative tasks in medical offices, laboratories, hospital clinics, and other settings. Administrative tasks may include greeting patients and answering telephones, scheduling patients, bookkeeping, billing and coding. They also often take medical histories and record vital signs of patients, give medications, do lab work, EKG’s, bandaging and sutures.

For more information about the medical assistant program, call 936-633-5366.