Lacey Graduation

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Charter College Lacey hosted its graduation ceremony on Friday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the James Koval Center for the Performing Arts, 600 Sleater Kinney Road NE, in Lacey, Wash. Lacey Campus President Dr. Bruce Higdon welcomed the graduates and their families. He was joined on stage by Lead Pharmacy Instructor John Cohen, who presented the student awards; and student speakers Justin Sturdevant and Kristy White, both medical assistant students. The keynote speaker was Blake Knoblauch, from the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce. The national anthem was sung by Thaisy Kirkhart and Sturdevant. “There is nothing more important to us than the success of our students,” said Higdon. “We are so very proud of all of our graduates.” Graduates: Certificate in Medical Assistant • Melissa Agnew* • Amber Allen* • Andrena Barkdull* • Andrea Benningfield* • Nelcybeth Berry*# • Donna Blake • Alyssa Callahan* • Annalicia Castro • Marilin Cervantes-Valdez • Sarah Chidester*# • Stacie Coffeen*# • Katie Creech • Jordon Doctors • Judith Eitemiller* • Samantha Fleck*# • Brittany Gage • Amanda Giles • Jasmine Gregorio*# • Erikamarie Guzman* • Jordyn Hipfner*# • Danielle Joyce • Kayla Lindley • Dawnya Nader • Kimberly Nolan* • Shellby Oppelt* • Eskai Payne • Hafsah Prohim* • Jasmine Rodriguez Duran • Kelsie Smith • Hongngha Son* • Phelisia Spang • Kristan Stengel*# • Justin Sturdevant • Madisen Striplin • Sherry Wallace • Shennaya Washington • Alexis Westberg*# • Kristy White Pharmacy Technician • Daelyn Joy* • Natacia Cruz*# • Elizabeth Lorenzana • Cristina Rogers* • Angelique Haskell • Quin Scott* Associates of Applied Science in Allied Health (through Charter College Vancouver) • John Cohen* • Brittany Shultz* • Irma Roman *Graduated with Honors, a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or higher. #President’s Award Recipient: Graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 (Certificate programs) or 3.9 or higher (Associate programs).