DMACC’s Workforce Training Academy held its Fall 2019 Graduation December 5th at DMACC’s Southridge Center. 175 family, friends and staff attended the event to celebrate our 78 Fall graduates! DMACC’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, MD Isley, provided the keynote speech and commended the students for their personal and academic accomplishments. It takes time, commitment, and dedication to be successful with any goal and these students proved it!
Also in attendance to support and recognize the graduates were Mike Hoffman, DMACC’s Director of Continuing Education and Felix Gallagher, DMACC’s Board of Directors.
Joseph Harkness and Brandi Debudey, MIG Welding graduates, each shared their story of job search challenges and how they believe the certificate training will help them reach their welding career goals.
We also celebrated the retirement of two welding instructors, Mike Medici and Don Quinn who taught many WTA students through the years. Thank you for the experience and guidance you provided to our students!
Keynote MD Isley
Student Speaker Joseph Harkness
Student Speaker Brandi Debudey
Instructors retiring (left) Mike Medici-instructor, (right) Don Quinn-instructor with (center) Angie Neville-CE Coordinator,
Patient Intake & Billing class
(left to right): Tracey Bradley (instructor), Sarah Butts, Deanna Moyle, Britany Diveley
(left to right): Chris Contreras, Haben Tsegay, Joseph Harkness, Brandi Debudey, Alex Larson
Administrative Support Professional
(left to right): Jennifer Roman, Maria Montoya, Tanya Olberding, Jennifer Briggs, Urjita Savant, Gayle Vanzuuk, Octavia Bell, Jessica Weber, Sunayna Shrivastav, Dawn Kosotia
Sterile Processing/Supply Tech
(left to right): Chezney Crawford, Chalbie Ames, Tajuana Robinson, Jessica Charran, Katherine Lyons, Janaecia Sims, Taylor Houdesheldt, Indra Acharya, Debra Kyomugisha
Certified Nurse Aide
(left to right): Annette Medina, Sarah Robbins, Leslie Hiatt