Students and staff from American National University’s Kentucky Campuses participated in the annual Career College Day event at the Capitol on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Frankfort. They joined forces with students and staff from other career colleges and universities in Kentucky to emphasize the vital role we play in developing the commonwealth’s workforce, and to thank legislators for their support of programs that provide tuition assistance to our students.
Medical assisting students showcased their skills by performing blood glucose checks on legislators and staff members at the Capitol. “To be able to actually experience one of the skills [I have learned at ANU] at the Capitol was amazing,” said Vanessa Santos, medical assisting student from the Richmond Campus. Surgical technology students displayed their knowledge of sterile procedures and medical instruments that they are studying in their programs. All of the students fielded questions about their educational programs and career goals.
“All of the students did an outstanding job representing ANU and their respective programs,” said Tonya Thomas, CMA (AAMA), Director of Health Science Education for the Lexington and Richmond Campuses. “The attending ANU students received many compliments regarding their professionalism from [legislators].”
In addition to Vanessa and Tonya, ANU attendees included Beth McKinney and Sammantha Smith, surgical technology students from the Lexington Campus; Courtney Clark, medical assisting student from the Richmond Campus; and Megan Warren, admissions representative from the Lexington Campus.