William Carter of Selma (right) and Brennon Mahon of Clifton Forge (left), both Alleghany High School students, are members of the first graduating class of the Advanced Healthcare Assistant Program at Mountain Gateway Community College, according to Tiffany Rosales (center), MGCC FastForward Healthcare Program Head. The two young men have completed their clinicals for nurse aide and also fully completed the nurse aide portion of their class and have registered for their exams. They have finished with their certification for clinical medical assistant, completed a 125-hour course for medical terminology, scheduled their board exam for Nurse Aid in June, completed the nurse aid program, including more than 80 hours of clinicals and experiences. They are prepping for their National Healthcare Association boards for Certified CMA, as well as prepping for their boards for Certified Competency in Medical Terminology. “They are both carrying A’s in the class and continue to receive positive accolades from the community during their clinical experiences at The Woodlands Health and Rehab, Arritt Funeral Home, and LewisGale Alleghany Medical Center,” says Rosales. Both young men each received two certificates of completion, in clinical medical assistant and nurse aid, during MGCC commencement exercises May 12.