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Student Goes From Serving Our Country to Serving Our Veterans



Feb 17, 2014

U.S. Navy veteran and student of the Lexington Campus, Anthony Baker, is finishing his surgical technology training.  Anthony has two terms left in his program and has his career goal clearly planned.  “I had always been interested in the medical field and originally had looked into pre-med…but I got impatient with it and ended up in the business field,” said Anthony.  “I was an investment broker for a few years but my heart’s desire was to work in the medical field.  While in the Navy, I took the 15-month medical assisting program, graduated with honors, and I knew it was ‘medical’ or nothing.”

He continued to pursue more training after finishing his Navy career. 

"I knew I needed a more intense and challenging field – so I began looking into surgical technology,” Anthony explained.  I explored several schools and just didn’t get a good ‘vibe’ during my visits.  I phoned American National University in Lexington and my admissions rep made me feel welcome and comfortable – I knew by the way the phone call went that I had found my college.  It has been wonderful here at National.  I’m utilizing my veteran benefits to pursue my dream career. I’ve been hired as a medical support associate with the VA Hospital and will transition to a surgical technologist position as soon as I graduate.  My career dreams are a reality – thanks to American National University."

U.S. Navy veteran and student Anthony Baker who was hired as a medical support associate with the local VA Hospital and will soon become a surgical technologist. 

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