KCC announces first eight Medical Assistant Program graduates

A group photo of KCC's first Medical Assistant Program graduates and their instructors.

Kellogg Community College is proud to announce the first eight graduates of the College’s new Medical Assistant Program, which started last fall.

Program graduates, who finished their Medical Assistant studies at KCC this spring, include:

  • Zahra Alaatre, of Coldwater
  • Amy Boerman, of Portage
  • Keelin Bonga, of Holland
  • Rosa Maclas, of Battle Creek
  • Tahler Mesecar, of Battle Creek
  • Alia Naji, of Coldwater
  • Renee Shaffer, of Battle Creek
  • Jennifer Wheeler, of Springfield

“I couldn’t have asked for a better first cohort,” Lori Haley, Medical Assistant Program faculty coordinator said. “These eight women showed great patience and hard work. They will be wonderful medical assistants.”

KCC’s new Medical Assistant Program is a 32-credit-hour certificate program offered in a hybrid format with predominantly online classes and minimal visits to campus. The program is among four new Allied Health programs added to KCC’s academic offerings last fall, which also include Computed Tomography (CT), Neurodiagnostic Technologist (EEG) and Surgical Technology programs.

For more information about KCC’s Medical Assistant Program, visit www.kellogg.edu/medicalassistant or contact Haley at 269-565-7984 or haleyl@kellogg.edu.

Pictured in the above photo are, in the front row, from left to right, Renee Shaffer, Alia Naji, Zahra Alaatre, Tahler Mesecar and Rosa Maclas. In the back row, from left to right, are Medical Assistant Program Faculty Coordinator Lori Haley, Keelin Bonga, Amy Boerman, Jennifer Wheeler and adjunct Medical Assistant instructor Ashlee Tanner.

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