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Surgical Tech Student Awarded Scholarship

Student holding certificate for scholarship she won.

Milwaukee Career College Scholarship Winner

Ruth Duran, Surgical Technology student at Milwaukee Career College (MCC) was the recent winner of the Melinda Wilkes Memorial Scholarship! The scholarship is awarded to MCC students bi-annually and is based on demonstrated scholastic achievement as well as an above-average potential for success in their chosen field of work. The recipient must be of good character and have a record of good citizenship and community service.

Ruth heard of the Melinda Wilkes Memorial Scholarship when she first started her training at MCC. She submitted the documentation, essay, completed additional requirements and patiently waited to hear who the winner would be. When she heard she won she was shocked and excited to receive the scholarship! She explained the scholarship win was a blessing, “I usually don’t win these kinds of things,” Ruth said. “It is a true blessing. Thank you!”

The First of the Family to Attend College

Coming from a family of immigrants, Ruth has always valued the opportunities granted to her in the United States. She is currently pursuing her dream to be the first in her family to graduate from college. Ruth’s drive to succeed stems from understanding the sacrifice her parents have made to give her siblings and her a better life. “It is my mission to pull through and do anything it takes to become the first person to graduate college in my family,” Ruth said.

Before enrolling at MCC, she worked as a service manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill. One of her coworkers at Chipotle had recently graduated from MCC and told Ruth about her experience. She quickly found her experience at other colleges would differ greatly from MCC. Her classes had previously included 30 or more students, but at MCC the one-on-one instruction and small class sizes set her up well to realize her dream of working in the medical field.

“I’ve always had an interest in the medical field,” Ruth explained when asked why she was interested in surgical technology. “I believe in working in a career where you are giving back. I want to work in a field where not only am I helping myself but helping others by saving lives every day.”

A Bright Future Ahead for Surgical Tech Student

With individualized attention from instructor’s and a passion for giving back Ruth is excelling in her training. She prioritizes studying, stays after class to assist instructors, and is putting full effort into maintaining a perfect attendance record through graduation. Ruth believes in prioritizing her homework and studies above all else, saying that she will miss going out to the movies or going out on weekends but that it’ll be worthwhile in the end.

As a Surgical Technology student, Ruth is excited to work in a field where she is not only furthering her career goals but helping others by saving lives every day. A natural leader, she plans to be in a leadership position so she can be trusted to train others and pass her education along. She also has a strong desire to utilize her time outside of her new career for volunteer work. “I believe that part of having a gifted job is to give back,” Ruth said.

 

Congratulations, Ruth! We’re proud of the hard work you’ve put in so far and know you’ll be a great surgical tech someday soon. Thank you for choosing Milwaukee Career College to kick-start your new career in the medical field!

Veterinary Assistant Student Awarded Dream. Achieve. Succeed. Scholarship

Vet assistant student awarded scholarship

Veterinary assistant student, Stephanie Tackes, was recently awarded MCCs Dream Achieve Succeed scholarship! Stephanie is dedicated to finishing her training and getting started on her new career in the veterinary field. She shares, “I want to help animals and their family members as much as I can. So getting my degree first as a veterinary assistant and then continuing on as a veterinary technician, I will be in a position to do just that.”

Stephanie found Milwaukee Career College through an online search after things didn’t work out with a veterinary program at another school. It ended up working in her favor, “From the first conversation I had with admissions I knew this is where I would come to school. They made me feel so welcome like I was already a part of the MCC family. I was terribly nervous, I hadn’t been to school in seven years, I had no idea what to expect. The MCC staff had confidence in my abilities right from the start which gave me the courage to push through my fears and jump in.”

Though she has always loved caring for animals, Stephanie was really inspired to join the veterinary field by a personal experience. Just two years ago her 12-year-old cat, Fireball, was diagnosed with cancer. “I was a complete mess. I was so sure I was going to lose my baby I saved as a kitten. The veterinary technician who was with me the whole time through this ordeal kept my hope alive and was always there for me when I broke down. She not only took excellent care of my pet but she also took excellent care of me. She was an angel in my time of need and I know I can do the same for others.” We’re happy to share that Fireball is now cancer free and is a healthy cat again with many more years to live!

Before she decided to enroll at Milwaukee Career College, Stephanie was on a career path she wasn’t too excited about. She shares, “Three months before I changed my life for the better, I was working in a toxic environment. I fell into a terrible depression.” But luckily things started to get better, “I decided to start looking at schools after emerging from the depressive episode that took hold of me. I found MCC and started school within 3 weeks of contacting them!” Sometimes the hardest part is taking that first step and getting started. We’re so happy Stephanie decided to take control and reach her career goals!

Stephanie was resourceful in financing her career training. An admissions representative told her about the Dream Achieve Success scholarship before she enrolled at MCC. In fact, she had already written her scholarship essay before school began! She explained how happy she was to find out she would be awarded the Dream Achieve Succeed scholarship, “It gave me a big sense of relief knowing some of the financial stress was taken off of my shoulders.” Stephanie shared that the biggest challenge she has had to overcome was learning how to study again, “It was overwhelming at first but after I got into the swing of things at school everything just fell into place.”

After she completes her veterinary assistant training, Stephanie will continue her training to become a veterinary technician. “I see myself working in an exotics clinic as a veterinary technician. I love the snakes, rats, geckos, tortoises, and other exotics and think they could use all the help they can get.” Congratulations on the scholarship, Stephanie! We wish you the best of luck in your training and exciting new career!

Dental Assistant Student Awarded Scholarship!

Dream Achieve Succeed Scholarship Winner

Dental Assistant student, Dominique Stangas, was recently awarded MCCs Dream Achieve Succeed Scholarship! Dominique is a dedicated student that understands the importance of post-secondary education, “By furthering my education, I am learning new skills and preparing myself for my future as a dental assistant. Without an education, it would be so much harder to reach my goal. An education is the foundation of success.”

But this isn’t Dominiques first time in post-secondary education. Before attending Milwaukee Career College, she received a bachelor’s degree in social work and was already working in a school as a special education paraprofessional. She found the work to be rewarding, but she sought something more hands-on. That’s why Dominique wanted to learn more about MCC’s Dental Assistant program! Dominique grew up loving the dentist and wanted to be able to teach patients the importance of oral hygiene. She wasn’t certain if she could become a Dental Assistant as she always struggled with science and biology classes.

It wasn’t until Dominique learned more about Milwaukee Career College that she gained the confidence to give it a try. “I was happy to learn that MCC was hands-on, offered smaller class sizes, and had teachers who wanted their students to succeed. It opened up a whole new set of doors for me. I was really drawn to MCC’s Dental Assistant program because it is both an accredited and accelerated program. Knowing that I could start mid-October and have my diploma by the end of May was something that I never thought would be possible.”

She shares that being awarded the Dream Achieve Succeed scholarship has made tuition less stressful. “When I learned I won the scholarship, I had a heavy sigh of relief, knowing that I didn’t have to worry so much about the financial burden of tuition. Without the scholarship, I would have had to spend more time working, rather than focusing 100% on my education. School is my number one priority at the moment. I have worked so hard to achieve good grades and attend class every day and so I don’t miss out on anything.”

MCC isn’t the end of Dominiques post-secondary education. After practicing as a dental assistant for about a year, she plans to go back to school for dental hygiene. “Schooling will most likely take 4 years for a part-time student so I will continue to be a dental assistant until I am a dental hygienist. I am so excited to see how I grow in my career and as a person.”

We are so proud to help you get started on your new career path, Dominique!

 

Medical Assistant Student Awarded Scholarship

Medical Assistant scholarship winner

Medical Assistant student, Sondresha Mabon, was recently awarded MCCs Dream Achieve Succeed Scholarship! We are so lucky to have such dedicated, bright students like Sondresha.

She is interested in furthering her education because it builds confidence, increases overall wealth and leads to a better lifestyle. Sondresha chose MCCs Medical Assistant training program so she could get started in the medical field. She says, “Since I was younger, I have always wanted to work in the medical field.” Her plan is to start her career path as a medical assistant and eventually work her way up to becoming a registered nurse.

Sondresha is set on her goals. “I’m determined to finish my training without letting anything or anyone get in the way. I go to school every single day just to learn something new. I’m interested in learning everything relating to my field of study.” As a passionate honor roll student, it is clear that Sondresha is committed to her future.

She hopes to inspire others considering Milwaukee Career College. She says, “My goal is to stay focused no matter what. I want to show others that they can do whatever they want once they’re ready. I don’t only wish success for myself, I wish success for everyone.” Sondresha is thankful to have received the scholarship because it has made her stronger. We couldn’t have chosen a better student to receive the Dream Achieve Succeed Scholarship!

Thank you for sharing your story with us, Sondresha! You’re going to make a great nurse someday soon. We’re happy that MCC could help you get started on your career path. Best of luck with the rest of your education!

OUR REVIEWS

Chaya Cohen

The admissions department and accomondations for future students is amazing :)
Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :)

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Chaya Cohen

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:56:11+00:00

Chaya Cohen

The admissions department and accomondations for future students is amazing :) Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :) View more testimonials

Noel Fritz

"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed."


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Picture is Noel Fritz checking a patient's blood pressure.

Noel Fritz

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:56:52+00:00

Noel Fritz

Picture is Noel Fritz checking a patient's blood pressure.
"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed." View more testimonials

Amanda Krebs

While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student.


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Pictured is MCC grad Amanda Krebs working in a Vet Clinic

Amanda Krebs

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:57:50+00:00

Amanda Krebs

Pictured is MCC grad Amanda Krebs working in a Vet Clinic
While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student. View more testimonials

Tiffany Tice

Some of the best memories I have, have been made here.. =)

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Tiffany Tice

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:55:26+00:00

Tiffany Tice

Some of the best memories I have, have been made here.. =) View more testimonials
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