Before enrolling at East Ohio College, Medical Assisting student Jenna Glenn attended another college but didn’t feel it was a good fit. “It was a huge school, and there were people everywhere you looked. My experience was ok, but the school overall was not for me,” she said.
After visiting the East Ohio campus and meeting with Donna in admissions, Jenna knew immediately that East Ohio College was the right school for her. “I have two daughters and was working as a waitress when I decided I wanted to go back to school. I wanted to be able to provide a better life for my kids. I have a lot of goals, and I plan on making them a reality for my children. Everything I do is for them.”
When considering programs, Jenna was torn between nursing and medical assisting. “I want a career that is impactful to the lives of others, even if it is simply putting a smile on someone’s face. I love making others happy and feel good.
Originally, I wanted to enroll in East Ohio’s Nursing program, but with a newborn and a 1-year-old child, I thought it might be a little overwhelming, so I chose the Medical Assisting program. Jenna plans to gain experience working as a Certified Medical Assistant in a pediatric office and then return to East Ohio for the Nursing program. Ideally, my goal is to become a Registered Nurse and work at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh or the maternity ward at Heritage Valley in Sewickley,” Jenna said.
Although she loves all of the faculty and staff at East Ohio, Jenna says, “my favorite instructor at East Ohio is Mrs. Scott. I love my clinical classes and diving into the competencies I will be utilizing in my profession.”
When asked if she would recommend East Ohio, Jenna said, “Yes, definitely! East Ohio feels like a second home to me, and I would love for one of my friends to feel the way I do about college. The people I have met so far have all been awesome. Teachers and students make you feel like a family, and I love that. It is very comforting.”