Cabarrus College graduated; honors student achievement | Education
From staff reports
The Cabarrus College of Health Sciences held its first in-person opening ceremony in nearly two years on Saturday, May 15. The college has graduated 111 students in health science disciplines, including medical assisting, nursing, occupational therapy, and surgical technology.
The college holds graduation ceremonies twice a year, but the celebrations have been happening virtually since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The start of this spring was safe and secure outdoors at the Atrium Health Ballpark, home of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers minor league baseball team. It was the first non-baseball related event held at the new baseball stadium, which opened in May 2020 in the early months of the pandemic.
“We are very proud of our graduates, who have persevered through an extremely difficult and challenging year related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Cabarrus College President Cam Cruickshank, PhD. “Seeing these students not only persevere and graduate, but continue to excel as they did, is a testament to their resilience and professionalism. Without exception, they will all be exceptional healthcare professionals who will make our community a better place.
The Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, which celebrates its 80th anniversary next year, has resisted national trends and continued to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The college achieved the highest enrollment rate in its history in 2020 and 2021, with two consecutive semesters of record enrollment.