Luzerne County Community College recently awarded degrees to graduates of the college's Surgical Technology Program. A graduation ceremony was held at the college's Educational Conference Center. The graduates received a surgical technologist lapel pin to signify their entry into the profession. The Mary Anne Owens Award was presented to Brandy Kerstetter and Michelle Evans. Student achievement awards for perfect attendance were presented to Allyson Hine, Lisa Treslar and Michelle Kerstetter. Graduates, from left, first row: Cassie A. Kuprionas, Dallas; Michele A. Evans, Berwick; Nicole L. Albertson, Dorrance; Lisa M. Treslar, Wilkes-Barre; Ann M. Strizak, Hazleton; Padma L. Perez, Plains Township; Brandy A. Kerstetter, Shamokin; Edwina Soreth, adjunct faculty; and Judy Maxwell, adjunct faculty. Second row: Serena Karp, Lenoxville; Allyson M. Hine, Wilkes-Barre; Michelle E. Kerstetter, Mount Pleasant Mills; Tiffany A. Zobaski, Bear Creek; Frances M. Otero, Nanticoke; Matt R. Hetro, Edwardsville; Dr. Deborah Vilegi Peters, dean, nursing and health sciences; and Sondra Ferraro, director, surgical technology.