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Twenty-three Graduate from SCC Cosmetology Program


Twenty-three students graduated from Surry Community College’s Cosmetology Program in a well-attended ceremony at the Dobson campus on May 11.

The graduating class includes Grecia Amador, Liseth Carranza Garcia, Savannah Collins, Kayley Garcia Ruiz, Julieanne Garr, Stephanie Greeson, Ruthie Hauser, Daisy Hernandez, Estephanie Juarez, Renee Kirkman, Lisbeth Maldonado, Molly Maske, Elisabeth Maya, Jaqueline Maya Catalan, Rosa G. Mireles Luis, Kendra Persinger, Magaly Sanchez, Zuheille Secundino, Eyra Stewart, Elizabeth Tilley, Treylin Todd, Irene R. Villanueva-Adame, and Bailey White.

Speaking at the graduation, Director of Cosmetology Robin Minton said, “It is a privilege to instruct all Cosmetology, Nail Tech, and Natural Hair Care students. Our pride is immeasurable for our graduates. We know they are prepared and excited to enter the workforce. Congratulations, graduates!”

Cosmetology Instructor Sarah Ayers motivated and encouraged the graduates with this quote: “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are.”

About this year’s class and graduation, she said, “It is an honor to celebrate our students with their friends and families as they graduate from the Cosmetology program. The greatest reward of my career is sharing this journey with our students and seeing them grow and change throughout the four semesters they are with us. Not only do they gain the knowledge they need to become licensed cosmetologists, they also grow as individuals, and I am so proud of them for their achieving their goal. I can't wait to see the great things they do in their careers.”

Guest speaker for the evening was Katlyn Miller, an SCC alumna who graduated in 2013, and the owner of 21 Salon & Boutique in Sparta. She encouraged the graduates to not give up on their dreams even though circumstances might try to hinder their progress.

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment, which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Coursework includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the state board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

For more information, go to or contact Director of Cosmetology Robin Minton at (336) 386-3570 or

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