PITTSBURGH-Kimberly Reed of Ross Township, a student in the
Community College of Allegheny County's Medical Assistant program
at South Campus, was awarded the Jacqueline P. Fehling Memorial
Scholarship last month during the Pennsylvania Society of Medical
Assistants State Conference held in Johnstown, Pa. Reed, who just
completed the certificate program, was the only student in the
state to receive the award, which included a $500 scholarship for
training in the field.
Reed was "surprised and delighted" to have been selected.
Beverly Brady, assistant professor and program coordinator, was not
too surprised, as she knew of Reed's compassion, enthusiasm for
learning and "her devotion to people in general," which came across
in the essay Reed wrote to apply for the award. In addition to the
essay, applicants were judged based on their GPA.
Reed, who previously worked in the field of graphic design,
enrolled in CCAC's program as part of her larger goal to pursue a
master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies. First, she plans to
work as a medical assistant while completing undergraduate credits
and earning her bachelor's degree at California University of
Pennsylvania. She chose CCAC because she knew the college has a
great medical assistant program, which actually exceeded her
expectations, she said.
"This has been a great experience. The professors were all
excellent, and we have a great group of students. I formed some
wonderful friendships along the way."
For more information about CCAC's Medical Assistant program,
contact Beverly Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: CCAC Medical Assistant student Kimberly Reed (left) and
CCAC Medical Assistant Program Coordinator Beverly Brady pose for a
photo after Reed received her award.