Nine graduates of Mohave Community College's Surgical Technology program participated in a pinning ceremony July 30 in the Surgical Technology classroom on the Lake Havasu City campus. A total of 15 students completed the program recently, preparing them for careers assisting doctors and nurses in a surgical setting. Shown, from left, are Program Director Robert Goodrich, graduates Kerry Richardson, Linda Gov, Ailene Johnson, Jennifer Brailsford, Daphne Duhaime, Auh Tran, Terry Turner and Ian Leodoro and instructor Michelle Schmidt. Two of the students, Ian Leodoro and Aileen Johnson, moved from Havasu to Kingman for their clinical rotations and have both been hired at KRMC, after excellent training by their OR staff. The program depends heavily on the local hospitals' help in providing clinical (hands-on) experience for the students. Individuals interested in enrolling in surgical technology classes can speak with an academic advisor on any MCC campus, call the Surgical Tech office at (938) 505-3374 or go to www.mohave.edu/programs and click the Allied Health link, then the Surgical Technology link.