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Hinds sonography grads pass certifications, graduate job-ready

PEARL — Hinds Community College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Class of 2019 passed key industry certifications this summer, enabling five graduates to pursue a nearly limitless list of career opportunities.

Kashayla Edwards, of Mount Olive, Linda Holley, of Natchez, Lindsey Jeselink, of Clinton, Kacie McCluskey, of Greenwood, and Alexis Rader, of Vicksburg, passed both the Sonography Principals & Instrumentation Physics Certification and Abdominal Sonography Certification exams given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers prior to graduation.

The five women graduated as Board Certified Sonographers with credentials that allow them to work almost anywhere in the world, said program director Lesa Wilson.

“In addition, all students have been hired in sonography positions,” Wilson said. “These students are amazing and inspiring.”

They earned credentials during summer graduation ceremonies Friday at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus, where they were among 572 students who earned 672 credentials from the college. Many students earned more than one credential.