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Modesto Medical Assisting student Jerold Maghoney

Medical Assisting student rises from the ashes of addiction

by Nyla on September 17, 2018

Jerold Maghoney discovered that rock bottom provides a hard surface from which you can push off toward higher ground. His slide to Ground Zero began with his first sip of beer at age 12 on a fishing trip with his dad, and it picked up momentum when he had his last sober birthday party at

Posted in Medical Assisting / Modesto / Student Spotlights

Temecula Medical Assisting student Vee and her son

Medical Assisting student uses new skill to save her son’s life

by Nyla on November 13, 2017

Voynne (Vee) Ramlakhan had no idea that exactly one day after earning CPR certification in one of her Medical Assisting program classes, she would use that new skill to save her 10-year-old son Isaiah’s life. It was 1 a.m. when Vee went downstairs to find that Isaiah had sneaked into the leftover orange chicken in

Posted in Medical Assisting / Spotlight / Student Spotlights / Temecula

Temecula Medical Assisting graduate Kryshelle Plunkett

Late-bloomer finds her passion in Medical Assisting program

by Nyla on October 19, 2017

Kryshelle Plunkett lost her focus early in her senior year of high school. “I just didn’t want to go to school anymore,” she says. “I lost motivation and felt like going to school and finishing school wasn’t what I wanted to do.” She spent a few years working in the housekeeping department of a large

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Temecula

SJVC Medical Assistant program students at Modesto March of Dimes Walk

Medical Assistant program students validate their career calling through March of Dimes Walk

by Nyla on May 17, 2017

If any medical program students have doubts about the career they have chosen, they are often reassured after participating in an event like the recent March of Dimes walk in Modesto. “It showed me there are many people in need that I can help with my medical skills,” says Medical Assistant program student, Hanna Foster.

Posted in Medical Assisting / Modesto / News and Events

Visalia Medical Assisting graduate Marie Arroyo

Medical Assisting program grad has strong advice: “Don’t have a backup plan!”

by Nyla on May 4, 2017

Sometimes a comfy safety net is your worst enemy. Maybe it is a “good-for-now” job, or someone else covering your necessities. You can lose a lot of years by being content with just getting by. Those who have stared at that choice will tell you that your best decisions happen when the pressure is on.

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Spotlight / Visalia

Medical assisting program student Jonathan Holland

Passion for helping others leads student to Medical Assistant program

by Nyla on April 17, 2017

Jonathan Holland had not considered a career as a Medical Assistant until he spent a few years at his wife Angelica’s side during her frequent doctor’s appointments. “After all the things we had to learn about her medical conditions, that’s when I really developed a desire to become a Medical Assistant,” he says. “It helped

Posted in Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights / Visalia

Temecula Medical Assisting student Rachel Edwards

Military background is perfect lead-in to life as Medical Assisting student

by Nyla on February 20, 2017

20 years in the Marine Corps formed Rachel Edwards’ appreciation for self-discipline and order, two skills that come into serious play as a student. “Time management just kind of comes naturally to me with my military background,” she says. “I didn’t really have a choice; the military demands structure.” Rachel never really had any doubts

Posted in Medical Assisting / Student Spotlights / Temecula