PRCC OTA students receive pins

May 9, 2023

Sixteen students received pins Thursday, May 4, signifying completion of the Pearl River Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the Forrest County Campus. 

The pinning ceremony was held at PRCC’s Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center.

16 students and 2 instructors stand on stairs; text reads Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduates May 4, 2023; Pearl River Community College

They include from left: First row – Michelle Haynes, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator; James Mallard of Hattiesburg, Valerie Navis of Lumberton and Tim Pulver, OTA program director. Second row – Haleigh Fitzgerald of Pearl and Lindsey Philyaw of Poplarville. Third row – Kelsey Devore of Carriere and Abbie Errington of Jayess. Fourth row – Madeline Barnes of Hattiesburg and Camryn Lyons of Slidell, La. Fifth row – Emily Krol of Picayune and Summer Henry Moore of Decatur. Sixth row – Karrai Jackson of Hattiesburg and Gracie Grimes of Vancleave. Seventh row – Kaylyn Bryant of Petal and Crosby Stevens of Inverness. Top row – Hallie Creel of McComb and Tanner Polk of Jayess. 

OTA special award winners included: Devore, the Clinical Award of Excellence; Stevens, the Outstanding OTA Student Award; Bryant, the MSOTA Outstanding Leadership Award; and Creel, the OTA Scholastic Achievement Award and OTA President’s List Award. 

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Article and photography by Chuck Abadie.

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