SJR State holds respiratory care pinning ceremony

St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony honoring Respiratory Care students. The students were presented with a special pin during the ceremony before faculty, family and friends, recognizing their accomplishments and hard work in completing the program and becoming eligible to pursue a career in respiratory care.

SJR State faculty and administration also recognized the clinical sites and technologists from area hospitals who have helped the students gain hands-on experience. The guest speaker was SJR State alumnus Tonia Hooker, RRT, a staff therapist at Flagler Hospital.  

Students completing the program from Clay County: Cynthia Brown, Ninetta Coleman, Ashley Green, Danielle Kirk and Michelle Valoy. 

Students completing the program from St. Johns County: Jared Davis, Holly Horton, Aviley MacMullen, Kevin McDaniel, Siobhan McDonough, Jared Sadlowski, Carmen Southard and Deitra Thompson. 

Students completing the program from Putnam County:  Lindsey Hayes and Beverly Kuczewski.  

The Associate in Science degree program prepares students for careers as respiratory care professionals. Upon successful completion of the 20 month curriculum, students are eligible to apply to take the national certification exams for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), both administered by the National Board of Respiratory Care.

SJR State’s Respiratory Care program is offered on the St. Augustine campus. Specific prerequisites and requirements apply and must be completed prior to the first day of the application period. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Applications for Spring 2018 enrollment are now being accepted through September 15.

SJR State offers additional health programs such as radiologic technology, nursing assistant, health information technology and nursing. For more information on degree and certificate programs in the health field, visit the website at

Respiratory Students, group photo

Fifteen students recently completed SJR State’s Respiratory Care program.  Applications for Spring 2018 enrollment in the program are being accepted through September 15.  

Front Row, left to right: Cynthia Brown, Michelle Valoy, Siobhan McDonough, Lindsey Hayes, Ninetta Coleman, Carmen Southard and Holly Horton.

Second Row, left to right:  Deitra Thompson, Aviley MacMullen, Danielle Kirk, Jared Sadlowski, Ashley Green, Kevin McDaniel, Jared Davis and Beverly Kuczewski.



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020