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Congressional Visit Enlightens Students, Faculty, and Staff



Congressional Visit Enlightens Students, Faculty, and Staff

Jul 15, 2015

Congressman Phil Roe, MD recently paid a visit to the Bristol Campus, along with his district director and two interns, and spoke to students, faculty, and staff. Congressman Roe is a strong supporter of the Bristol Campus, National College, and career-focused education and has visited several times.

As a physician, Congressman Roe is well acquainted with the vital role that medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, and other allied health professionals play in the delivery of health care. He took the occasion of his visit to share some of his medical experiences with one of instructor Sheri Jesse’s medical assisting classes.

Congressman Roe also visited one of instructor Dennis Anthony’s information technology classes. The wide-ranging discussion included congratulating one of the students for recently completing his CompTia A+ certification, to the role of “the cloud” in modern information technology infrastructure.

Congressman Roe concluded his visit with a frank discussion with faculty and staff members on the importance of career education. The congressman thanked them for their hard work in shaping future generations of East Tennessee’s workforce.

Congressman Roe is a strong supporter of the Bristol Campus, National College, and career-focused education.

Congressman Roe has served Tennessee’s 1st District since 2009, and he serves on two influential committees affecting the area and National College in particular: Education & the Workforce and Veterans’ Affairs.  We encourage our students to connect with the Congressman via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DrPhilRoe).

A- Congressman Phil Roe shared his experiences as a physician with medical assisting students on a recent visit to the Bristol Campus.

B- Congressman Roe took time to speak with students, faculty, and staff at the campus.

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