Gabrielle Jamison – Student Highlight


My name is Gabrielle Jamison and I am a student at East Ohio College. Coming to East Ohio was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time.  Before attending East Ohio, I attended another college in Columbiana County and received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. While I did earn a degree, my experience there was just okay.

Gabrielle Jamison

Before attending East Ohio,  I was a stay at home mother. I was unsure of what I wanted to do, which caused me to become overwhelmed and stressed. I chose to come to East Ohio because it is local, it has small class sizes, and the Dental Assisting program provides me with hands-on training and the training I need to earn my certifications. I chose to attend the Dental Assisting program because I love helping people and making them happy. What better way to do so than help them maintain a healthy smile?

My favorite part about attending East Ohio is having instructors that truly want you to succeed.  Having a small class size makes learning all of the new material a lot easier than trying to focus over the bustle of a larger classroom. The teachers make this experience so great that I don’t think I have just one favorite teacher. They are all different. Mr. Ream keeps learning fun. Mrs. Poynter challenges me to do better. Mrs. Stine is a sweetheart and makes learning easy and Mrs. Martin makes me want to be a better person.

After graduation, my ideal job is to be a dental assistant in a dentist’s office. A long term goal I have with my career selection is that I would like to be peaceful, positive, and productive. I want to be able to take care of my family and continue to be there for them when they need me. Coming to East Ohio was one of the best decisions I have made and I would refer a friend to East Ohio if they were looking into furthering their education.