CCAC Medical Assistant student receives prestigious scholarship

student Kimberly Reed
Article by: CCAC Public Relations

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


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. 

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