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FDTC Appoints New Allied Health Faculty Members

Florence-Darlington Technical College recently hired three Allied Health faculty members. Lisa Bruce was named as a new Surgical Technology instructor, and Dr. Claudine Rayess and Karla Sanders have been appointed as Nursing instructors. 

Bruce earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Coker College and a Master of Science Degree in Human Services Counseling at Liberty University. Bruce is also a Certified Surgical Technologist and a Certified First Assistant. Prior to joining FDTC, she was a Surgical Technician, a First Assistant and an Endoscopic Vein Harvester with McLeod Regional Medical Center. Bruce was also a Travel Nurse with Nurses Across America. 

Dr. Claudine Rayess earned a Diploma in Theology from Maronite Academy, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is from Lebanese University. Dr. Rayess also earned a Masters of Business Administration from Francis Marion University and a Doctorate degree in Nurse Executive Leadership from the University of South Carolina. Her previous work experiences include an Intensive Care Unit Nurse for Rizk Hospital and a Registered Nurse Educator for Jeitawi School of Nursing.  Dr. Rayess was also a Registered Nurse for Saint Vincent Hospital and Integris Medical Center, and she worked as an adjunct Nursing Instructor for FDTC.

Sanders returns to the Nursing faculty at FDTC.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Francis Marion University, and her Master of Science Degree in Nurse Education is from Walden University. Sander’s previous work experiences include a Nursing Assistant for Share the Care. She was a Registered Nurse for McLeod Regional Medical Center, a full-time Nursing Instructor for FDTC, and later, an adjunct Nursing Instructor for FDTC.

The Florence-Darlington Technical College Health Sciences Campus is located at 320 West Cheves Street in downtown Florence. For more information on the Allied Health programs at the college, visit or call 843-661-8140.

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