Central Carolina Community College awarded Associate in Applied Science degrees to 31 graduating Veterinary Medical Technology students at the college’s May 11 Spring Commencement exercises in the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Those who graduated, and their towns of residence, are: (front, from left) Tricia Taylor, of Cary; Amie Howie, of Carthage; Amanda Dickens, of Moncure; Braelyn Headley, of Apex; Jordan Lesh, of Wilmington; Kendra Marley, of Asheboro; and Krystina Pierce, of Sanford; (middle, from left) Alyson Boswell, of Wilson; Jeanne Southall, of Denton; Katelynn Lucas, of Linden; Kristen Seawell, of Angier; Lucy Sumners, of Cary; Leah Hamilton, of Erwin; Angela Dickerson, of Cameron; Anna McKellar, of Cameron; Jennifer DeMarco, of Zebulon; Lynsey Olson, of Raleigh; and Audra Bullock, of Fuquay-Varina; and (back, from left) Henry (horse); Cherrokie Taylor, of Moncure; Lydia Speight, of Asheboro; Jennifer Begany, of Erwin; Tiffany Beck, of Cameron; Lilly Catlette, of Raleigh; Amanda Robinson, of Knightdale; Catherine Krizan, of Greensboro; Mary Sikes, of Seagrove; Amanda Bush, of Raleigh; Ashley Basnight, of Chapel Hill; Christine Lavelle, of Cary; Sarah Elder, of Cary; Tuesday Tucker, of Robbins; Cocoa Pebbles (cow); and Phoebe Hazzan, of Raleigh. The college has been offering VMT training since 1964, when it was the first community college in North Carolina to do so. The program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. VMT graduates are prepared for employment in private veterinary practices, research facilities, pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic laboratories, zoos, wildlife rehabilitation centers, state and federal agencies, veterinary teaching hospitals, and specialty and emergency practices.