Cherry Hill Campus Pinning Ceremony Concludes a Busy Month

Some students marked the conclusion of their classroom work, spent time serving the community, and took in a unique local cultural attraction

On Thursday, May 18, the Cherry Hill campus of the Harris School of Business held a pinning ceremony to commemorate students’ completion of the classroom portion of their career training. This was just one of the campus’s many recent events.

Students from the Legal Office Technology program, the Medical Assisting program, and the Massage Therapy program gathered on campus, along with friends and family, for a ceremony. Derena Cedeno, Director of Career Services at the Cherry Hill campus, noted that this marks the students’ readiness for transition to the internship experience they will fulfill before graduating from their program. In the informal ceremony, each student’s name was called, and they received a pin. At the conclusion, the group enjoyed cake together and talked about their plans for the coming weeks and months. The pinning ceremony is a tradition at many Harris campuses.

Several of these students have had an active several weeks leading up to the ceremony, in addition to finishing up classes and exams. On the previous Friday, May 12, students in the massage therapy program had celebrated Nurse’s Appreciation Week by visiting Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, to provide stress-relieving chair massages to the hardworking nurses there.

On Monday, May 15, Medical Assisting students in Erica Sauseleine’s class took a field trip to the unusual Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia in Center City. This Philadelphia landmark—renowned for its collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment—provided an interesting experience for the students. Located in an historic building in the city’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, the museum features a striking permanent collection on several floors, as well as temporary exhibitions. The permanent collection includes “wet specimens” (preserved in jars—many dating to the 19th century), osteological (skeletal) specimens, models, instruments, and more.

On view at the moment is Tracing the Remains, which features embroidered and crocheted pieces by Philadelphia artists Sabrina Small and Caitlin McCormack that were inspired by the Mütter Museum’s collection. These detailed works show the living body, the effects of chronic illness, and the body’s decay post-mortem. The exhibition is on view through July 6. The museum is must-see for anyone with interest in the history of medicine and the intricacies and peculiarities of the human body.

We wish all of the Cherry Hill students who are headed out for their internship experience in the coming weeks the best of luck!


This post is part of the weekly blog of the Harris School of Business. We’re dedicated to supporting all of our students in pursuing the career goals they’ve set for themselves. Reach out to us for more information about our number of different career training programs.