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52 Pick Up Challenge to Benefit Erie Animal Shelters


Participate in the 52 Pickup Challenge! Our goal is to help Erie animal shelters by supplying them with basic needs for a whole year (52 weeks). This will help with costs so that they can help more a...

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Money Tip - Know Your Loan Servicer


Do you know who your loan servicer is? This week's topic focuses on the importance of knowing who your loan servicer is before repayment begins. Knowing who your loan servicer is and their contact...

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Employer Spotlight - Family Dental Care


Dr. Nicole Johnson of Family Dental Care has been working with the Dental Assistant students and graduates of Great Lakes for several years. Currently, she is hosting Felicia Platz (pictured below), w...

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Veterinary Assistants Visit Curtis Dairy Farm in Wattsburg


Recently the veterinary assistant students were invited to Curtis Dairy Farm in Wattsburg, PA. They were welcomed by the owners who gave them a personalized tour of the farm. The students learned all...

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Where are they now - Vanessa Dragon - Veterinary Assistant


We recently caught up with Vanessa Dragon, graduate of the Veterinary Assistant program to see what she has been up to. "I have been working at Geneva Vet Clinic for 2 years. My title is Veterinary...

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Fatima Gibbs - Medical Office Assistant Instructor


Fatima is a Medical Office Assistant instructor here are Great Lakes. She has been an instructor at the school for a year. She began her career at Northwest Physicians Associates, a local Erie area do...

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Where are they Now - May 2013


Peggy Trizna Pharmacy Technician 2012 Peggy works as a full time Pharmacy Technician at UPMC Hamot. She also passed the PTCB certification exam and is now nationally certified. Peggy lives in Con...

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Student Services Committee Host April 2013 Events


The Student Services Committee, staff, and faculty came together to walk for the "March of Dimes" at Presque Isle on April 28. Great Lakes had a bake-sale in April where employees brought in baked...

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May Student of the Month - Len Mahood of the Medical Assistant program


Congratulations to Len Mahood of the Medical Assistant training program in winning the student of the month for May! Here are a few comments from one of his instructors: "Len has the friendliest...

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Dental Assistant Student Returns to School


Janey Stoner is a 2013 Dental Assistant graduate from Great Lakes. When asked to share her story of why she decided to go school 22 years after she graduated from high school, she shared this story wi...

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Dental Assistant Students Visit Special Needs Class at Central High School


The 2/18 Dental Assistant class went to Central Career and Technical Schools special needs classes earlier this week to teach dental hygiene. Students were shown how to brush and floss. They also got...

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Medical Assistant Students Visit Northwest Savings Bank Health Expo


Medical Assistant students visited Northwest Savings bank in Erie PA for the annual Health Expo they have for their employees. Students performed blood pressure checks as well as blood glucose tests....

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Where are they now - Dental Assistant Grads Lauren Brown-Smith and Joanne Farrell-Englert


Lauren found employment at her externship site, Community Health Net, where she worked at the 29th and State Street office. In 2012 Lauren took a job as an Orthodontic Assistant working with Dr. Wilck...

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Where are they now - Samantha Oleski - Health Information Technology Grad


Samantha is working at Yorktown Primary Care which is part of the St. Vincent Health System. While going to school Samantha held down a part-time job and showed great leadership in her class. Congratu...

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Where are they now - 4 Recent Graduates


Amy Earll - Medical Billing and Coding Graduate - Amy completed an externship at Greater Niagara Surgery Center in the billing department and found that she had a knack for customer service. After gra...

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Surgical Technologist Graduate Lands a Great Career


Ken Bearce graduated from the Surgical Technologist program in June 2008 and after completing his externship, quickly found employment n Buffalo, NY. Ken is currently working at Buffalo General Me...

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