Metro Business College has a simple but accurate slogan: "A small college can make a big difference." Starting out at Metro in June of 2012, I had no idea how accurate this was.
I walked into class that Monday morning not knowing what all to expect. I knew that I was there to become a Medical Assistant and I was going to better my future for my family and myself. I was nervous, excited, and all the things that you expect to be on the first day of college when you have not been in school for 15 years. As I expected, I did become a Medical Assistant. Also as promised, the staff there were amazing and gave me the confidence to do well in school and complete my courses on time and with honors.
The things that I did not expect when I walked into that classroom were finding the lasting friendships that I still have today. I was able to make a difference in the lives of so many people in this community with the Angel tree at Christmas, Medical club raising and donating money to the middle school playground, helping out a fellow classmate that had lost a family member suddenly, donating supplies for the back pack program for the elementary schools, and food to a local food pantry. These are the things that changed my life the most while at Metro, the memories I take with me and hold so close. Metro Business College didn't just prepare me to be a Medical Assistant: the staff helped make me a better person and I am honored to be a Metro graduate.