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Graduate Impresses Physician and Is Hired For a New Medical Office

Graduate Impresses Physician and Is Hired For a New Medical Office

Chrissy Bowles, a graduate of the Danville Campus (Kentucky), was recently hired by Dr. Ronald Bibb, Jr. to work as a registered medical assistant at REBOS Recovery Center.  “She’s a one-man band,” said Dr. Bibb as he described the large variety of tasks that Chrissy performs in her work as an RMA.  She is currently his only full-time employee, and Dr. Bibb said that she’s always prepared to help in any way that’s needed in the office, from answering the phones and scheduling patients, to taking vitals and preparing his patients to meet with him.

When Dr. Bibb began his search for his first employee for the new office, he was impressed with Chrissy’s résumé, which she created while working with her campus career center director.   He also liked her eager response to his request for an interview.  “I think she was physically there… about 10 or 12 minutes later,” he recalled with a smile.

Dr. Bibb was familiar with the practice where Chrissy performed her externship during her program, and he felt that she’d gained great experience working there with an “excellent” group of physicians.  “If she can work there, she can work anywhere,” he explained.

While Chrissy’s credentials as an RMA were important to Dr. Bibb, her caring personality, which allows her to interact well with his patients, is equally vital to the success of the practice.

Chrissy loves everything about working at REBOS Recovery Center and she feels that the staff and faculty at American National University helped make her dream of working in the medical field a reality. “They were there to help you.  They weren’t there to say ‘You’re on your own.’  They were there to make sure that you succeeded in what you wanted,” she said.  “I’m a single mom of two kids.  Going to school and working full time-- it was hard.  But I made sure that I achieved the goal that I’d been going after for two years.”

A) Graduate Chrissy Bowles of the Danville Campus (Kentucky)
(B) Chrissy Bowles was hired by Dr. Ronald Bibb, Jr., to work as a registered medical assistant (RMA).


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Job Fair Provides Many Job Opportunities

Job Fair Provides Many Job Opportunities

The Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a job fair at the Martinsville National Guard Armory on Wednesday, August 21st.  Forty local employers participated in the job fair with approximately 1,500 jobs available to be filled.  Martinsville Campus representatives Barbara Rakes, director of admissions and Annette Lawson, career center director, occupied a booth to greet prospective students and to meet employer representatives seeking qualified job candidates.  Sasha Tinsley, a medical office assistant graduate, said, “The job fair is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door to start a new career.” 

Another graduate, Senora Carter, who majored in accounting, was looking for employment within her field of study. “Attending the job fair is a great idea…the job fair offered employment opportunities along with the ability to obtain information to further a person’s education, Senora commented.  National College gave me a chance to become a better person by providing educational opportunities to me.”

Graduate Sasha Tinsley is pictured with director of admissions, Barbara Rakes. 

KACCS Legislator of the Year Award

KACCS Legislator of the Year Award

Kentucky State Representative Dennis Horlander has been named 2013 Legislator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) due to his strong support of career and technical education.  Representative Horlander, who serves House District 40 which includes the National College Louisville Campus, was presented the award during KACCS’ annual conference which was recently held in Louisville.

Representative Horlander has served in the General Assembly since 1996.  He is currently Co-Chair of the Government Contract Review Committee, Vice-Chair of the Budget Review Subcommittee and a member of the Economic Development, Labor and Industry, Banking and Insurance, and Licensing and Occupation Committees. 

Representative Horlander was instrumental in the development and passage of House Bill 308 in the 2012 General Assembly, the legislation which created the Commission on Proprietary Education.  The commission is responsible for licensing and regulating all proprietary schools in Kentucky, other than those that offer a four year bachelor’s degree.

“Career colleges play an important role in meeting the educational needs for many residents in our community,” said Representative Horlander.  “I am honored to receive this award and I appreciate and value the hands-on approach to education that career colleges provide to make sure students obtain the skills they need to become job-ready.”

Kentucky State Representative Dennis Horlander was named 2013 Legislator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS). 

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