Education Assistants: Changing lives, moment by moment

An unforgettable moment Kerry Ogilvy is an Education Assistant and a Stenberg grad who feels lucky to work with children with exceptionalities. As she puts it, “It’s a privilege to work with these children. You can and do make a difference in the life of a child. I love it.” There is a moment that stands out in her memory. ...

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Rising to the challenge: Krista May

“The struggles I’m facing, The chances I’m taking, Sometimes might knock me down but, No, I’m not breaking.” — The Climb by Miley Cyrus Krista May was driving back from her shift when she heard this song on the radio. Her eyes welled up. It was in that moment she realized “Oh, my God! I did it. I am a ...

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Breaking The Cycle: Debra Andrew

Today, Debra Andrew’s life is filled with love, happiness and success but it wasn’t always that way. The daughter of a teenage mom, Debra felt lost in her early years and used defiance as a way of coping with the chaos surrounding her. She grew up in an area of Calgary, Alberta, she calls the “hood,” where drugs and alcohol ...

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Global Change

How an MBA grad from China tackled the business of health care and became a Nursing Unit Clerk “English was hard for me, so I did everything possible to improve myself – to speak more, listen more, practice more, and read more. Although it can sometimes be stressful, I will not quit. This is my choice.” Lin Bi is a proud Nursing Unit Clerk ...

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Without Limits

An Early Childhood Educator inspires children to believe in themselves Growing up, Melanie dreamed of becoming an astronaut. She was fascinated with astronomy, admired the solar system from afar, and envisioned herself floating above the earth in a little tin can. So, how did the little girl who fancied herself in a space suit end up as an Early Childhood Educator ...

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The Indomitable Will of a Mother

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi Haeley Horton exudes a great attitude. After all, she has just graduated with a 94% grade point average and received glowing reviews from her Practice Education sites. It is clear that she will find great success in her chosen career as a Medical Laboratory ...

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From Rink Rat to Lab Rat: How a pro athlete became a Cardiology Technologist

Would you let a hockey player do your ECG? If it’s Brett Morrison, you definitely would. Brett was a competitive hockey player before he traded in his hockey stick for a holter monitor. As an athlete, Brett was always interested in the fitness and function of the human body. He was drafted in the fifth round by the Anaheim Mighty ...

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Life is Good: The Canadian dream comes true for Anthony Generoso

There’s no shortcut to success – Anthony Generoso, Licensed Optician, is a living example. It’s taken Anthony, whose pet name is Ton-Ton, 14 years to realize the Canadian dream that his family could barely imagine way back in 2003. He made his dreams a reality when he added the designation of Licensed Optician after his name in 2017. The confident and ...

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From Electrician to Hospital Administration: Emily Skawski pursues her dream job in health care

At 21 Emily Skawski decided it was time for a career change. The former electrician found herself sitting across from a program advisor at Stenberg College and on her way to becoming a Hospital Support Specialist. Now 23, Emily is at the start of a bright and promising second career. It was during high school that Emily began her career as an electrician. She began the Pre-Apprenticeship program at ...

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The Perfect Fit: How Jonathan Aquino overcame self-doubt and landed a career in a field he is passionate about

Jonathan Aquino is driven to be the best he can be. That much is immediately evident when speaking to the charming 22-year-old, a two-time finalist for this Stenberg’s Student of the Year award. While Cardiology Technology is the perfect career for this caring and conscientious young man, it wasn’t the first program that brought Jonathan to Stenberg College. He first completed the 30-week Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) program, graduating with ...

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