COTC Recognizes Health Sciences Graduates

​NEWARK, Ohio, May 19, 2017 Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) held pinning ceremonies this month to honor the following graduates of its health sciences programs.*

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Patience Alspaugh

Allison Cudoc

Stacey Davis

Emily Ferrante

Matthew Garcia

Amanda Gaskins

Jeanne Kanable

Emma Lang

Kristina Marcum

Amanda Paeltz

Priya Patel

Amanda Schaub

Lauren Takos

Erica Trombley

Brooke Wittekiend

Lin Xu


Nursing Technology

Dominick Alfano

Nicole Belcher

Philena Brandt

Trista Butler

Barbara Collins

Chelsea Cottrill

Sadie Davenport

Taylor David

Curtis Dillon

Olivia Ehrman

Julie Feuerbach

Michele Flack

Abbey Frye

Anita Gill

Cari Goodfellow

April Graham

Abigail Hays

Ian Huprich

Brian Johnson

Tiffany Johnson

Holly Kanavel

Stephana Lollo

Michael Lotz

Feng-Ju Luellen

Amanda Lyons

Ruth Maloy

Cynthia Manu

Zachary Marcum

Andrea McInturff

Amber McMillian

Christina Miller

Hayden Mohler

Penelope Moore

Benjamin Moran

Kayla Morrison

Jordan Newland

Ripen Nsenga

Ashley Price

Nathan Shuman

Carrie Stepson

Misty Straney

Kali Sykes

Mary Jeanne Vanest

Derek Werner

Matthew White

Ashley Yates


Radiologic Science Technology

Stephen Baldwin

Timothy Blunn

Desiree Byerly

Tim Clayton

Amanda Fatula

Stacy Fielding

Nicole Giffin

Sonya Hartsell

Kayla Haviland

Kaylie Kellenbarger

Teresa Kelly

Austin Long

Emily Mantle

Barbara Manu

Lonnie Miller

Shannon Page

Raiya Queen

Madison Sessor

Jordan Smith

Rebecca Tumblin

Robert VanBibber

Shanda Wentworth

Kayla Wright


*Only graduates who have granted COTC permission to release their names to the public are listed.

The pinning ceremony is a long-held tradition marking the passage of student to the ranks of professional nursing. The ceremony originated in the 1860s at London's Nightingale School of Nursing. Florence Nightingale, who had recently been awarded the Red Cross of St. George for her selfless service to the injured and dying in the Crimean War, chose to extend this honor to outstanding nursing graduates by presenting each of them with a medal for excellence.

COTC was ranked number one in Ohio and number 19 in the nation by PayScale in its 2016-17 College Salary Report ranking the best community and career colleges by salary potential. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala. ​​