COA cosmetology class achieves 100% pass rate

Published 12:24 pm Thursday, February 9, 2023

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College of The Albemarle (COA) announced on January 26, 2023 that the cosmetology graduates for December 2021 celebrated a 100% first-attempt pass rate for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts. Students graduated in December 2021 and exams took place in 2022. College of The Albemarle recently received confirmation of all exam results for this class. Students must pass the exam to obtain their license to be employed as a cosmetologist; however, they can graduate from their program before being licensed.

“COA has an excellent cosmetology program,” shared Robin Zinsmeister, dean of workforce development, public services and career readiness; campus administrator, COA – Edenton-Chowan. “We are proud of the graduates from our cosmetology program. Our instructors provide a positive learning environment for students to gain the skills needed to succeed in their chosen careers. We look forward to celebrating continued success for this program and our students.”

The COA December 2021 Cosmetology Class included Eleanor Boyd, Dadryn Johnson, Yazmine Owens, Mikyla Quintero, Laycie Courville, Nataly Johnson and Mallynda Whittington. All graduates were from Pasquotank County.

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“Congratulations to our cosmetology graduates on such a wonderful achievement as a class,” shared Dr. Jack Bagwell, COA president. “We are very proud of what you have accomplished, and we wish you much success in your career. Thank you to our faculty and staff for all that you do to ensure our students are successful.”

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