Transcript of "Academic affairs newsletter june 2013"
The Academic Advisor
“The future belongs to
those who believe in the
beauty of their dreams.”
IN THIS ISSUE
Summer Tips (pg. 1)
Jamaica Campus (pg. 2-3)
Brooklyn Campus (pg. 4)
Arizona Campus (p. 5)
Graduation Special Edition!
“Be proud of your
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
Enjoy the weather, but don't be distracted by it
Know your goals for the summer
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
The Academic Advisor
A TYPICAL DAY AT
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
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.
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.” -
“It's exciting and there are many things that are
taught to you to help patients get well..” -John
“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
The Academic Advisor
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:
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.”
The Academic Advisor
“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.”
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
The Academic Advisor
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
“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
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.
“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