Category: Featured

Steven Corey MSN graduate

Steven Corey’s degrees help him move from entry-level to nursing leadership   Nursing was not at the forefront of Steven Corey’s mind when he began looking for a career. It wasn’t until the Scotia, New York native got a job as a patient care technician with Albany Medical Center in 2007 that he realized he …

Victor Almodover veteran BSL graduate

Victor Almodovar excels as a first-generation college graduate

Like most people, Victor Almodovar wanted to accomplish the goal of earning his college degree. He was a Puerto Rican American with very little knowledge of the English language and needed to advance his education not only to improve his standing within the U.S. Navy, but also …

Kaylin Dawson, nursing grad and sexual assault nurse coordinator

Kaylin Dawson supports and cares for victims of violence

Kaylin Dawson, of Cohoes, New York, always knew she wanted to be an ER nurse, but it wasn’t until she learned about sexual assault nursing that she realized what she was meant to do. Dawson graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 2006 with her nursing …

Denette Buenrostro, Associate Degree in Nursing Graduate

Denette Buenrostro used her nursing degree as a springboard to a successful business career

Denette Buenrostro of San Antonio, Texas, is an RN and entrepreneur dedicated to improving the lives of others. She owns two medical-related businesses, Epicc Vascular and Blue Horizons Healthcare, and is in the process of growing the Buenrostro Cosmetics company …

Steve Marciano, 2018 bachelor of science in health sciences grad

Steven Marciano’s business background helps him thrive in his career in nursing administration

2018 Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences graduate Steven Marciano, of Tampa Bay, Florida, is the manager of business operations at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, where he oversees and provides business support to 17 nursing units throughout the hospital. Although …

Christopher Johnson, Director of Cybersecurity Operations Center

Christopher Johnson’s diverse job history leads to his dream career

  Christopher Johnson’s pathway to becoming the director of the Cybersecurity Operations Center at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) was not straight or fast. Johnson took some classes here and there to pursue his education and also landed a few different jobs—one with the U.S. …

Tracey Washington, Instructional Faculty Master of Science in Health Sciences

Tracy Washington, of Hampton, Virginia, has used his expertise in health and wellness and strategic development to improve the health care services of federal and state agencies, organizations, and communities. His knowledge and interest in health care go back to his days in the Air Force and now he applies his military and career experience …

Kathryn Komdat

Kathryn Komdat, a forensic autopsy technician and funeral director, makes sure they’re heard

When many people hear the word “mortuary,” “funeral home,” or “morgue,” they might think of horror movies and crime shows, and the hair on their arms may even stand up. For Kathryn Komdat of Averill Park, New York, it’s daily life. Komdat …

Jenny Wesnick, AAMA Partner Student

Jenny Wensink Goes Back to School to Help People in Need

  In these difficult and changing times, the last thing people want to worry about is whether their family members can see a doctor. Many people are forgoing a doctor’s appointment for an illness or a routine checkup because they can’t afford it during …

Mark Haskins, narcotics officer

Mark Haskins uses his degree in criminal justice to continue his prolific career in law enforcement

U.S. Navy veteran Mark Haskins is passionate about his work. For 20 years, he performed tirelessly as a narcotics investigator for New York State, and, starting in 2009, he began working in various capacities — now as a contract …