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Surrounded by managers and colleagues, nine proud Yale New Haven Hospital employees graduated from the School at Work (SAW) program Aug. 12. SAW, which began at YNHH in 2005, is a seven-month program that teaches subjects such as math, medical terminology, reading, writing, time management and goal-setting. Classes are designed to give an extra boost to employees who want to get ahead in their careers, pursue a new position in a different department or assume more responsibility in their existing jobs. Ceremony attendees included, back row, (l-r): Cynthia Lowman, career counselor, Talent Acquisition; SAW graduates Shontel Walker, Food and Nutrition; Jessica Sandella, Blood Draw Station; and Omar Brooks, Environmental Services; Christopher Scheld, instructor; graduate Parrish Edwards, Food and Nutrition; and James Baker, assistant director, Environmental Services. Front row, (l-r) are: Agatha Williams, department head, Food and Nutrition; Ena Williams, RN, vice president, Patient Services; graduates DaShonda Herring, Microbiology Laboratory; Nicola Dixon, Pediatric Dental Clinic; Carol Moore, Diagnostic Radiology Station; and Kathiria Calderon, Nathan Smith Clinic. Missing from photo is graduate Tavon Mitchell, Environmental Services.