I have been a student at Davenport's Flint campus since Fall 2009. I am working on my Bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration. I began working as an Office Assistant in the Winter 2011 semester and was promoted to PASS in the Spring/Summer 2011 semester. I enjoy working with students and helping them overcome barriers and learn how to be successful students here at Davenport.
As a Success Assistant here at the Flint campus, I will work with students and lead by example to help them reach their goals. I understand that college life may be challenging and I will assistant students as needed.
I am a PASS Assistant and a peer mentor for the PASS Program at the Lettinga campus. I started my Davenport experience as a dual enrollment student my senior year of high school. I currently am enrolled in the College of Health Professions, and am going to school for Phlebotomy and an Associates in Medical Assisting.
As a student who commutes, I hope to help other commuters find ways to participate in different activities and find ways to contribute to the college community. Just like any other person, my life has had its hurdles and unexpected detours. I cannot wait to help students overcome the different hurdles that always seem to appear when one transitions from one phase to another in their life.
I look forward to making connections with many different students. I am excited to be making the transition to a college student much easier.
I am married with three children. My oldest is ten, my daughter is 8 and my youngest son is 5 years old. Balancing college and family life has definitely had its obstacles, but I was determined to overcome all obstacles because I would be a first generation graduate. I wanted to be an example to my children and an inspiration to my family. I have always been a go-getter and enjoy being a positive example to others around me. My educational road has been very bumpy, but I have learned something new and different along the way. I took off a several years to tend to tend to my family life, but in the back of my mind I knew I had to finish what I started on my academic journey. Thankfully, I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in May 2011. I am currently enrolled in the graduate program in Healthcare Management. I hold two students positions at Davenport University. In October of 2010 I started the Admissions Assistant position and in June 2011 I started the PASS Success Assistant position.
My Passion has always been to help others in any way that I could. I have always been told that I would never become rich because I was too much of a humanitarian. Helping others achieve their goals and aspirations in life has always been a greated reward for me than monetary compensation. Having riches definitely has its advantages, but the joy felt when you see someone achieve a goal or overcome an obstacle is one of the greatest feelings on earth. I had to sacrifice and work really hard to achieve goals in life, but patience is a virtue. I had a vision and I was determined to fulfill it. my road to successfully achieving my goals was a treacherous one, but I wouldn't change it for the world.