Graduate Highlight - Kennisha Collins
“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”1 This quote from author Napoleon Hill rings especially true for Stautzenberger College graduate Kennisha Collins. Ms. Collins was only able to complete the medical assistant program and progress in her career because of her incredible determination to overcome hardships.
There was no defining moment that inspired Ms. Collins to become a medical assistant. “I just always wanted to be in the medical field, so I wanted to start somewhere and work my way up,” she says. Despite having a tight schedule as a single mother, she enrolled at Maumee campus to pursue her dream and create a better future for herself and her children. Although she enjoyed the work, challenges soon arose. It became difficult to coordinate with babysitters and find time to complete her school work. She persevered through this, but soon, the greatest struggle materialized.
“Most of all, a few months before graduation, I lost a brother,” says Ms. Collins. “I wasn't focused. I just knew I was going to fail and have to repeat the course.” Defying her own expectations, Ms. Collins passed her courses the first time around. In the midst of this tragedy, she was able to find hope for a brighter tomorrow. She graduated in February of 2017, ready to live out the career she has always wanted.
We hope Ms. Collins' story inspired you. Whether you are interested in the medical assistant program or one of the many other programs offered at Stautzenberger College, please come in and talk to us today to find your career passion. Call 888.859.8225 or submit our Request Information form to learn more.
1 van Vliet, V. (2016). Napoleon Hill. Retrieved March 3, 2019 from ToolsHero: https://www.toolshero.com/toolsheroes/napoleon-hill/