Alycia Wyant named December Rotary Student of the Month
Terra State Community College medical assisting student Alycia Wyant of Fremont has been named the College’s Fremont Rotary Student of the Month for December 2019. The Gibsonburg High School graduate chose Terra State because it “allows me to continue my education by pursuing a degree in medical assisting while staying close to home to continue to raise my two girls.”
This working mother of two has earned a scholarship, a BLS/CPR certification, and first aid and safety certification. Her nominator, Medical Assisting Instructor Terrie Hopkins, is proud of all she has accomplished in an academic setting. “Alycia is a very caring individual who, in the classroom, will help her classmates who have questions or concerns before completing her work,” Hopkins says. “Her professionalism is exceptional and she is a great role model for others in her field of study.”
Volunteering is another way in which Alycia shines. She volunteered at the Fostoria Free Clinic, Spooktacular and in Terra State’s Medical Assisting Student Organization (MASO). She also volunteers at her daughter’s school when they have field trips or class parties.
According to Hopkins, “Alycia has been an STNA for 9 years and is committed to caring for the elderly. Her decision to further her education in healthcare is one of passion, because she is dedicated in helping others.” Alycia has been working at the Ottawa County Riverview Nursing Home and is excited to see how her experience at Terra State will impact her career.
After she graduates, Alycia plans to stay at Riverview until she finishes her practicum and “will be actively pursuing a job at an urgent care or wound clinic,” she says.
She will take along the skills and memories she gained as a student at Terra State. “I will always look back at the great experiences I was a part of,” she says. “I’ll be able to take the hands-on experience participating in events like the Fostoria Free Clinic, the flu clinic and various presentations and workshops with me to my first job as a Medical Assistant.”