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Mother of Four Has a Passion for Helping Others

Mar 03, 2015

Melissa Crowe was a stay-at-home mom with four kids when she decided to return to school because she didn’t want to have to depend on her husband’s income alone. “I’ve always been a very self-sufficient person, and I like to work,” she said. “I wanted to be able to provide a good life for [my children].”

After a number of friends recommended American National University, Melissa enrolled in the medical assisting and pharmacy technician programs at the Richmond Campus. “I love how it’s honest, one-on-one, very close up with your professors,” she stated. “You’re able to get the training that you need on a personal level. It’s not like at a bigger university where you’re one in a crowd.”

Now halfway through her program, Melissa has become an active fixture at the Richmond Campus, organizing study groups, providing screenings to the community during local events, and serving as a work study student. “It’s great hands-on experience with the office, and it’s great experience with my medical director when I get to work with her; she has a lot of insightful advice and pointers,” she said of the experience that she’s gaining as a work study student.

After graduating, Melissa plans to find work in a medical practice, and her goal is to be running an office in five to ten years. “Helping people is where my passion is,” she explained.

Melissa Crowe enjoys the personal attention that she receives from her instructors at the Richmond Campus.

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tags: Medical: Pharmacy Technician - Associate's Degree (PTA)