Eight students in the optometric assisting program at Manatee Technical College graduated Saturday in Wagner Auditorium.
“You are proof we have met our mission,” said Doug Wagner, director of Manatee Technical College and Adult Career and Technical Education.
Class speaker Samantha Santaw said: “This program has opened doors to any career in the eye care field that we choose.” Santaw is a National Technical Honor Society member and a HOSA regional gold medalist.
The students recited the paraoptometric code of conduct after receiving their certificates.
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