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Health care students pinned at North Georgia Tech College
Jessica Mendez is pinned by her parents, Ariel and Lidia, at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville. She completed a program in pharmacy technology.

Achieving a professional credential is a celebrated event at North Georgia Technical College, and two Gainesville residents were pinned at a July ceremony on the Clarkesville campus.

Medical assisting diploma student Haley Shuler and pharmacy technology AAS student Jessica Mendez were pinned in front of faculty, staff, friends and family. The ceremony honored students who completed programs of study in medical assisting, practical nursing, pharmacy technology and clinical laboratory technology.

A wife and mother, Shuler was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at North Georgia Tech. She is employed at the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic in Gainesville as a medical assistant. She was pinned by her father.

Mendez is the daughter of Ariel and Lidia Mendez of Gainesville and is employed at the CVS Pharmacy in Gainesville. She was pinned by her parents.

Students who have completed programs of study are eligible to sit for the national certification exam in their chosen field. Certification means a professional edge, increased prestige among colleagues and greater job security.

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