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September 20, 2018

CiTi’s Medical Assistant Class Donates Funds to Morningstar


MEXICO – A $100 check was recently presented to Morningstar Residential Care Center, in Oswego, from the Center for Career and Community Education’s medical assistant class at the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation.

CiTi medical assistant instructor Shelly Spencer, far left, joins her students as group treasurer Jen Pieropan, far right, presents a $100 check to Morningstar Residential Care Center activities director Kelsey Rose, second from right.

CiTi medical assistant instructor Shelly Spencer, far left, joins her students as group treasurer Jen Pieropan, far right, presents a $100 check to Morningstar Residential Care Center activities director Kelsey Rose, second from right.

While students typically wear scrubs to class, CiTi medical assistant instructor Shelly Spencer said they donated money every Friday so they could dress-down.

A portion of the funds raised also helped pay for a lunch to celebrate the end of in-class instruction and the beginning of four-week clinical rotations at local medical sites before students graduate from the program.

Mariah Bailey, far right, chats with Morningstar Residential Care Center residents during a coffee hour at the Oswego facility.

Mariah Bailey, far right, chats with Morningstar Residential Care Center residents during a coffee hour at the Oswego facility.

Spencer said while medical assistants are not typically employed in residential care centers, the class gained valuable bedside manner experience from the Morningstar trip because the students will interact with elderly patients on a daily basis once employed.

The following students participated: Sarah DuPre, Mariah Bailey, Abram Ucher, Casey Washer, Morgan Parkhurst, Trinity Stupp, Mackenzie Woodridge, Meghan Murphy and Jen Pieropan.

CCCE is an educational partnership between CiTi and Cayuga Community College.

The CCCE Adult Education Department at CiTi offers a variety of training opportunities for adult learners who have been displaced, are considering a career change, are interested in re-entering the workforce and/or who are looking to refine current skills, advance in their field, or increase their employability.

For more information about these programs, call 963-4256.

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