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National College Graduates Receive Senatorial Citations

Oct 13, 2014

American National University graduates Kayla Hadden and Natasha Jackson recently received senatorial citations from Kentucky State Senator John Schickel (R), Senate District 11, in recognition of their educational and career achievements.  The presentations were made on Tuesday, September 23rd during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Florence Campus’s new location at 8095 Connector Drive.

Kayla, who earned an associate’s degree in accounting at American National University in 2014, is working as the operating manager of her husband’s business, Hadden Brother’s LLC Painting and Property Maintenance.  Senator Schickel commended her for using her degree to support her husband and her children, who were by her side for the presentation. “These are the things that the career college is about,” Senator Schickel said.

Following the ceremony, Kayla said that she was proud to have been selected to receive the citation, and that she had worked hard to earn her degree to help make her family’s business successful.  “Our business has taken off more than I could ever imagine, so…for right now, I’m just going to keep making sure that the business is taken care of,” she said of her plans for the future.

Natasha, who is working as a CNA at St. Elizabeth Hospital, is a U.S. Amy veteran and 2008 graduate of the campus’s surgical technology program.  She recently returned to American National University to take advantage of the free refresher courses that are available to graduates to help her prepare to sit for the certified surgical technologist exam.

Senator Schickel, noted that Jackson was unable to attend the ceremony due to her dedication to her job. “You know why she can’t be here today folks?  Because she’s at work.  Isn’t that wonderful?” Senator Schickel said. “I know that’s one thing that American National University teaches…is a good work ethic.  You can’t take off every day just because you want to.  You need to show up and you need to be at work.  So Natasha showed up today.”

Natasha later accepted the citation from Amy Brown, campus director, and Carolyn Neinaber, director of the surgical technology program, during a private ceremony at the campus.

A-Kayla Hadden, a business administration-accounting graduate from the Florence Campus, is shown accepting her senatorial citation from State Senator John Schickel.

B-Florence Campus surgical technology graduate Natasha Jackson (center) is shown accepting her senatorial citation from Amy Brown (left), campus director, and Carolyn Nienaber (right), director of the surgical technology program.

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