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ATC Health Care Technology Programs Hold Fall Capping & Pinning Ceremony

December 2, 2013- Albany, GA- Albany Technical College's Health Care Technology Division will hold the fall Capping and Pinning Ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 6pm, in the Kirkland Conference Center.

More than 50 students will be presented in the following program areas: Health Information Technology, Paramedicine Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology.

Guest Speaker for the ceremony will be Dr. Dorothy King Garner, who retired from Albany Technical College after serving as the Dean of the Health Care Technology division for 32 years. A native of Arlington, Georgia, Garner is a 1968 graduate of Monroe High School. She graduated from the Practical Nursing program at Albany Tech (then, known as Albany Area Technical School) in 1971, and from Darton College (then, known as Albany Junior College) in 1977 with her associate's degree in Nursing. She received her bachelor's degree in Nursing from Albany State College and both bachelor's and master's degrees in Education from Valdosta State University, as well as her Ed.S. degree from the University of Georgia. She also earned a Doctor of Theology from the Christian Life School of Theology and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.

Currently, Garner is the Senior Pastor of Rivers of Living Water Church, International. A nurse for 42 years, she has received honors recognition from SIGMA ALPHA CHI Honor Society, ALPHA CHI Honor Society, Albany State College Nursing Honor Society, and PHI KAPPA PHI Honor Society. She was a recipient of the Scholastic All-American Collegiate Award, the United States Achievement Academy Collegiate Award, Who's Who in American Nursing, and the Outstanding Clinical Instructor for Health Education Occupation. She has served as an NCLEX Review Writer for Mosby Publishing Company and has written curriculum for several health programs.

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