Tuesday, January 9, 2018

December 2017 Dental Grads Celebrate

Group photos of a graduating class holding balloons that read 2017, standing in a desert landscape.  their are college books around them.

Congratulations to the Rio Salado Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students pictured here celebrating their graduation at a pinning ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.

The pinning ceremony is a custom in the medical and dental professions. It marks the successful culmination of a program of study and is acknowledged by society as a symbol of distinction and of a special humanitarian profession. The pin design is unique for each college and allows graduates to proudly display both their school and their chosen profession.

Rio Salado students raised funds throughout the year for this pinning ceremony and on behalf of a local charity, which is part of their community service graduation requirements. The students chose the Jo C. Bennett Student Emergency Fund as their beneficiary and donated $150. The fund helps students who face immediate financial challenges, which could derail them in their pursuit of a college education.

Here’s to the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Classes of 2017!

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