Online Division

A natural born leader drives it home

by Nyla on July 24, 2014

Michael Haagen realized that after 16-years as a service technician in the construction business, the part of his job that really excited him was when he actually got to help manage projects. He knew he had to do something to make team leadership his full-time responsibility, and he figured it would take a degree for

Posted in Business Programs / Construction Management / Grad Success / Online Division

There is always enough

by Nyla on June 24, 2014

Shelly Sowers does not spend time wondering if the glass is half-empty or half-full. She just knows there will be enough. If you have a dream and are willing to act on realizing that dream, there will always be enough to get you there. As a CMA and CAMA instructor for Online classes, Shelly tries

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Medical Assisting / Medical Programs / Online Division

Mom inspires daughter toward higher education

by Nyla on June 9, 2014

Jessica Lourido has never been a slacker when it comes to her work ethic. Although only twenty years old, she worked full-time at Starbucks for three years, while she finished up her last year of high school online, gave cosmetology school a 5-month trial run and took a few medical classes. But the more Jessica

Posted in Medical Assisting / Medical Programs / Online Division / Student Spotlights

A Changed Life

by Nyla on June 2, 2014

“I am here to testify that God is still in the delivery business,” says Online CAMA student Joanne. And, she will tell anyone who will listen that when you are ready, really ready, God will give you the strength to follow a new path. The path Joanne had been on for twenty years was one

Posted in Medical Assisting / Online Division / Student Spotlights

Medical Assisting certification makes all the difference

by Nyla on April 17, 2014

Barbara Knudsen had worked in the medical field for several years in Ft. Worth, Texas. Although her only medical certification was for front office coding, she found herself working full-time, performing primarily back office procedures for a General Practice physician. Barbara did EKGs, bone density and pulmonary function tests, gave injections, and trained a long

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Online Division

Self-doubt no match for hard work

by SJVC on April 14, 2014

When Emily Lewis decided to go back to school for a new career, her self-doubt almost crippled her efforts, but with the help of her instructors and advisor, she was able to recognize the talents within and excel. Emily was no stranger to the medical field, having worked in it for over twenty years. “I

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Online student finds his stride…and strength

by Nyla on March 10, 2014

Lathan Murdock had his own construction business in Texas for eight years, but things were not working out the way he had hoped. He knew he had to make his move pretty soon to get out of the hole that kept getting deeper for him, his wife Cherie, and their four children, ages 3 to

Posted in Business Programs / Construction Management / Online Division / Student Spotlights

Motherhood tests Online Student’s mettle

by SJVC on January 27, 2014

Sometimes, education can get pushed to the wayside, neglected or forgotten because of crisis or celebration. Khampon Nasay-Partida knew this all too well. She was not where she wanted to be in life. “I wasn’t having much luck in the career I wanted,” Khampon says. She weighed all the options, researching program after program at

Posted in Business Administration / Business Programs / Online Division / Student Spotlights

Online education offers the freedom necessary to excel

by SJVC on January 23, 2014

Sometimes an online program is the perfect match for those whose busy schedules interfere with traditional education. Dana Riley is one of the students, an SJVC Online student from Kentucky. For years, she worked in a nursing home, but the unpredictable hours and her young children kept her tired and hardly in a position to

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Online Division