Nicole Rodgers, a dental assistant student at Anthem College Fenton, has been named the RDA Student of the Year by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), which offers certification for the allied health fields.
In her AMT application essay, Nicole reveals how she was down to her last $10, which she spent on gas, before she reached out to Anthem College in a desperate attempt to turn her life around.
After talking with an admissions representative, Nicole decided to pawn whatever she had of value to cover the $50 application fee, and with the help of grants and scholarships, she enrolled in the dental assistant program.
In her essay, she calls it the best $60 she’s ever spent.
The Student Services staff at Anthem College was able to help Nicole find a part-time job and a student carpool so she could continue her studies and still provide for herself and her unborn son. Little by little, she was able to get her life back together.
Nicole will graduate from Anthem College—Fenton this month with an Associate of Applied Science degree and is excited to become certified through the AMT and start her new life.
She will be recognized for her achievement at the AMT Awards ceremony in Miami, Florida in August.
Congratulations, Nicole, for this great honor, and for being such an inspiration to current and future students!