Surgical Services graduates and Kathy Sandmoen (center)

Surgical Services graduates and Kathy Sandmoen (center)
Photo by Mark Delaney

AVON PARK, Fla. – May 1, 2024 – South Florida State College (SFSC) honored eight Associate in Science (A.S.) in Surgical Services graduates in a traditional pinning ceremony on Monday, April 29 in the SFSC University Center Auditorium on the Highlands Campus in Avon Park.

The graduates are: Karina Carranza, Lusero Delacruz, Jeannette Lopez, Keysha Perez, Anabel Picazo, Veronica Rivera, Ciara Smith, and Yasmin Toledo.

During the pinning ceremony, the graduates’ loved ones and friends presented them with their individual pins.

Graduates of SFSC’s A.S. in Surgical Services are prepared for employment as surgical technologists. They prepare operating rooms for surgery, sterilize equipment, ready patients for surgery, and pass sterile instruments and supplies to surgeons during surgery. The program is offered on the SFSC Hardee Campus in Bowling Green, Fla., is 64 credit hours (15 months), and begins in January each year.

For more information about the associate degree in Surgical Services, contact Kathy Sandmoen, director of surgical services, at or 863-784-7067.