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Human Services program holds pinning ceremony

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May 15 2019
Three students stand with their two instructors inside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus

Southwestern Community College’s Human Services Technology (HST) and Substance Abuse Treatment (SAT) graduates received their honorary pins at a ceremony on Monday, May 6, at SCC’s Jackson Campus in Sylva. Pictured here are, from left: Lori Clancy, Southwestern’s HST/SAT program coordinator; Dolores Taylor of Cherokee, Trevor Gates of Webster, and Candice Waldroup of Whittier.

The Human Services Technology (HST) and Substance Abuse Treatment (SAT) programs are all about empowering Southwestern Community College students to help clients change their lives.

Very often, the students’ lives get changed along the way.

That was certainly the case for this year’s graduates, who were honored in a pinning ceremony on May 6 at SCC’s Jackson Campus. Honorees include Trevor Gates of Webster, Dolores Taylor of Cherokee and Candice Waldroup of Whittier.

“Everyone has a journey that they are on,” said Lori Clancy, who coordinates both the HST and SAT programs. “At SCC, we are privileged to walk this part of our students’ journeys and watch them take their next steps to changing the world around us for the better."

Gates and Taylor each earned dual associate degrees in HST and SAT while Waldroup completed her HST degree.

Graduates are eligible to begin work immediately at a wide variety of agencies throughout the area. They may also elect to further their education at a four-year university.

For more information about Human Services Technology and Substance Abuse Treatment, contact Clancy at 828.339.4397 or l_clancy[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu.