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Academic affairs newsletter june 2013

  1. 1. 1 The Academic Advisor “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt  IN THIS ISSUE Summer Tips (pg. 1) Jamaica Campus (pg. 2-3) Brooklyn Campus (pg. 4) Arizona Campus (p. 5) Next Issue Graduation Special Edition!  Faculty Quote “Be proud of your smallest accomplishment.” --Laura Glynn 2013 SUMMER TIME TIPS: Attending school in the summer requires hard work and discipline; follow some of our tips and before you know it you'll have completed another module.  Enjoy the weather, but don't be distracted by it  Know your goals for the summer  Study outdoors  Drink plenty of water  Be in class everyday so you don't have to make up your time later  Remember, you are not alone; reach out to your classmates for help ... your instructor, too!  Remember why you are here  Stay focused in class; it will make your studies easier Don't forget about family and friends ... Work hard, play hard! MAKE YOUR SUMMER COUNT! JUNE Institutional Edition 2013
  2. 2. 2 The Academic Advisor JAMAICA CAMPUS A TYPICAL DAY AT JAMAICA Students are always being engaged to learn new material. Mr. Soto has his students stand and complete phlebotomy skills in tandem with his demonstration. One-on-one and step-by-step instructions given by Mr. Callman during phlebotomy. Nursing Assistant students study together and practice their skills under guidance and supervision. Students work closely with their instructor, gaining extra practice to master the needed knowledge and skills. Extracurricular lectures from career services are provided to the modules to assist in completing physicals, preparing for mock interviews, and internship. JAMAICA STUDENT-OF-THE-MONTH Elena Gonzalez, seen here with Ms. Jill Luke (Campus Director, Jamaica), is our student of the month. Elena holds a top GPA and is a highly driven individual. See what see said when asked a few questions about The Allen School and being a Medical Assistant (MA). What drives you to be here? I want to work in the hospital as I continue my education and become a nurse. How do you succeed in school? I study, do my homework, pay attention during lectures and help others to understand the material. What makes being a medical assistant special? Before coming to school I did not realize an MA had to learn so much material. An MA really needs to know a great deal in order to be effective in helping others. It prepares you for all the other possible careers in healthcare. WE ASKED FIFTH MOD STUDENT’S TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE: I would recommend the Allen school because... “The teachers are patient, they teach you what you want to know, and they teach you about real life.” - Sandra Cadet “It's exciting and there are many things that are taught to you to help patients get well..” -John Fountas “It prepares you for the real world. “ -Alberta Jacques “It's a great experience, you make new friends, and the teachers really make you learn.” -Kareemha Hardin
  3. 3. 3 The Academic Advisor JAMAICA CAMPUS CLINIC DAY CHALLENGE 5TH MODULE STUDENTS Groups of 4 or 5 students will compete with one another by:  Creating and running a clinic  Assigning roles in the office (manager, reception, phlebotomy etc.)  Creating a name for your clinic  Responding to the variety of challenges  Doing what healthcare professionals do every day The winning team will receive a portable blood pressure cuff! The challenge takes place: June 19th 8:30am-11:30am FACULTY-OF-THE-MONTH: DR. CHOUDHURY Dr. Choudhury is always there for students, always remaining calm while resolving issues, always willing to help administration. “As a child, I saw many people die in third world countries, particularly women during child birth, due to insufficient treatment. This convinced me to become a physician in order to help people in need medically. As a physician, I realized that I would love to share my knowledge of the health care field, which led me to teaching. Allen School has given me the opportunity to share my knowledge of the field. Teaching Allen School students has become my passion.” -Dr. Choudhury
  4. 4. 4 The Academic Advisor BROOKLYN CAMPUS BROOKLYN STUDENT-OF-THE-MONTH YUCHANYA ANDERSON “I am a person who has made a lot of mistakes in her life; however, it is my mistakes that have made me the person I am today! I currently hold an AAS in visual communications; however, making the decision to change my career path was an easy one. Due to the passing of my mother, and all that I had to deal with in caring for her, I decided to come back to school in the healthcare field because it is something that I have always wanted to do. Once I got in and got rolling, I am not disappointed in my decision at all. Currently, I am a 4.0 student, and I plan to continue to be so until I graduate. I keep my grades up by using the flashcard app on my iPhone (it is a lifesaver!), with a study group that we created during 1st mod here at Allen School, and by being determined that I WON'T FAIL.” FACULTY-OF-THE-MONTH TERRANCE RICHARDS Terrance Richards was very instrumental in the success of this year’s AIDS Walk. Under his tutelage, students, faculty, and staff helped raised over $2000 for the walk. Events such as Cupcake Wars, Chicken and Waffle Sales, Wings and Things, and many more helped make that goal possible. “Community education has always been an important aspect of my character. I enjoy working with the Allen school students, because they have a desire to do more and excel beyond academics. My main purpose is to educate, elevate , and motivate the students to the best of my professional ability, not only as an Instructor but also as a person.” –T. Richards
  5. 5. 5 The Academic Advisor ARIZONA CAMPUS STUDENT-OF-THE-MONTH BARBARA STRUBLE Being an exceptional student means many things far beyond academic excellence. In health care, there is something equally important; this is CHARACTER. Barbara has shown unmatched DETERMINATION. Her DEDICATION is evident as she spends whatever time or energy is available to accomplish the many tasks of an MA student. Barbara’s KINDNESS towards her classmates is touching and incomparable. And did we mention this is always met with a smile? INTEGRITY is at the foundation of what shines in Barbara; each of these characteristics mirrors what a positive example she is to all who have the privilege of knowing her. “I can sum up my experience here at Allen School with a quote from Descartes, "I think, therefore I am!" If ever we stop learning, we stop growing, and therefore we start the process of dying. Allen School has helped me satisfy my craving for constant knowledge ... especially my need to know "why and how" everything works as it does. The instructors here are patient, kind, diligent, and, above all knowledgeable and competent.” -Barbara Struble FACULTY-OF-THE-MONTH VIVIAN KOISTINEN Vivian Koistinen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an Associate’s Degree in Dental Assisting. She has 26 years of experience in the field as a Dental Assistant; maintains a Registered Dental Assistant credential from American Medical Technologist and a Certified Dental Assistant credential from the Dental Assisting National Board. Vivian has served in the career college field for 16 years as a Dental Assisting Instructor, Extern Coordinator and Evaluator, campus level Program Chair, Home Office Program Chair, and as a Home Office Education Program Director. Vivian serves on the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and is an active member of Toastmasters International. At this time, Vivian is an adjunct instructor at the Phoenix ground campus and online, and also serves as a curriculum consultant for Cengage Learning. STUDENT TESTIMONIALS “The things I love about Allen School are that it’s a very friendly environment, as well as a professional environment. The teachers here are very good at what they do. I have learned so much in the past two months I have been here and I couldn’t have chosen a better school to attend. At first it was rough, due to the years it has been since I have been out of school, but I have overcome part of the obstacle I have chosen to take. This is just the beginning of a bright future for me and my family. Thank you for accepting me into the Medical Assisting Program.” - Rebecca “Over the last 2 months, I have enjoyed learning what we will need to be the best MA's. Thanks to Dr. Hunt, I feel completely confident that I will know what I'm doing once I go out to my externship. -Tanya “I am thrilled with the teachers at Allen School; they are professional, full of knowledge, and very caring. The staff is all very helpful and engaging and provides constant access for any inquiries in need of answering.” -Gail