14 complete FLCC phlebotomy program

Group of 14 students posing with two FLCC staff members
FLCC phlebotomy graduates are, front row, from left, Azure Wing, Mykaela Turner, and Jacquelyn Geihs; and back row, from left, Patricia Hollins, Adi Aunkst-Park, Octavia Overton, instructor Ginnie Jackson, Julie Steffler, Emily Ubiles, Sarah Pesta, Emma MacDonald, Jasmine Hoffman, FLCC custom training specialist Patrick Bennett, Eva Lunduski, Kimberly Shores, and Desha Snow

Finger Lakes Community College celebrated its first phlebotomy class graduation in May, following a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fourteen students from across the region completed the nine-week course, which trains participants to work in blood draw stations in medical settings.

Those interested in taking any of the College’s healthcare training programs, which also includes certified nurse assistant and home health aide, can fill out a form at flcc.edu/reimagine or email workforce@flcc.edu.

Grant funding is available to cover costs for these in-demand programs; all 14 of the most recent phlebotomy graduates received assistance from government workforce grants.

Below are graduates by town:

Canandaigua: Emma MacDonald

Fairport: Jacquelyn Geihs

Geneva: Jasmine Hoffman, Sarah Pesta, Emily Ubiles

Phelps: Azure Wing

Rochester: Patricia Hollins, Octavia Overton, and Desha Snow

Romulus: Eva Lunduski

Seneca Falls: Mykaela Turner

Sodus: Julie Steffler

Waterloo: Adi Aunkst-Park, Kimberly Shores

Author: Lenore Friend

Lenore Friend is the director of public relations and communications at FLCC and the college's liaison with Finger Lakes TV. Contact her at (585) 785-1623 or Lenore.Friend@flcc.edu.

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