Yawn of Americus named new SGTC Medical Assisting Instructor

August 29, 2019
Jeana Yawn named SGTC Medical Assisting Instructor.
Jeana Yawn named SGTC Medical Assisting Instructor.

Jeana Yawn of Americus was hired as a new full-time Medical Assisting Instructor for South Georgia Technical College in Americus effective immediately, announced South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford. She will report to South Georgia Technical College Vice President of Academic Affairs David Kuipers.

   Yawn, who is a South Georgia Technical College alumni, was working with the Riverside Treatment Center inside Flint River Hospital in Montezuma as a Licensed Practical Nurse prior to accepting the position as a Medical Assisting Instructor at South Georgia Technical College in Americus. She joins Medical Assisting Instructor Diana Skipper in Americus and Carol Cowan, who is the Medical Assisting Instructor at the SGTC Crisp County Center.

   She has worked with Flint River Hospital since 2009 in different capacities. She began her career there as an ER tech and assisted with emergency situations under the direction of the physician. She was promoted to the Flint River Rural Health Clinic in March of 2010 where she triaged patients with complete vital signs, took medical histories, and assisted with in-office procedures. She moved to the Riverside Treatment Center inside Flint River Hospital in 2015 and has been working there until she joined South Georgia Technical College recently.

   Yawn graduated from South Georgia Technical College with a diploma in Licensed Practical Nursing in 2010 and is a nursing major at Albany State University. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and a Member of the Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society. She spent one month in Kerla, India, as part of a study abroad program for nurses.

   In her capacity as a full-time Medical Assisting instructor at the SGTC, Yawn will be responsible for executing the program standards of an accredited program of study to include classroom instruction, identifying appropriate resources and teaching methods, and evaluating students’ progress in attaining goals and objectives as well as responsible for classroom/lab/clinical instructions and evaluations.

   South Georgia Technical College is currently accepting students for the Fall Mini-Semester, which begins October 7th. For more information about the SGTC Medical Assisting program, contact Dianna Skipper at dskipper@southgatech.edu or jyawn@southgatech.edu or contact the Admissions office in Americus at 229-931-2394 or in Cordele at 229-271-4040.

   Individuals can also visit the website at www.southgatech.edu to learn more about the over 200 associate degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit programs available. During the min-semester, students can earn 16-weeks of credit during only eight weeks of class time.