Congratulations Class of 2011!

School of Health Sciences and Nursing

Congratulations to our School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing graduates!  

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View 2011 graduate profiles below:

Alison Roberts - Medical Administration - Associate's

Amy Henderson - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Amy wanted to thank her family. Their continued support and strength gives her determination to accomplish her dream of obtaining her degree in Health Information Technology. Amy will go on to enroll at Rasmussen to obtain her Bachelor's in Health Management.

Amy Cha - Massage Therapy - Associate's

Amy is graduating with an Associate's degree in Massage Therapy and hoping to continue on with a Bachelor's in Business Management and double major along with something related to Health Care (Physical Therapy or Chiropractic) after she obtains her national certification from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She is planning to further her education in more modalities and techniques to add into her Massage toolbox. Her career goals are to work with a massage clinic and open her own home business for massage in 5 years or less. She would also like to thank all her instructors, friends and family for the kind support throughout her years at Rasmussen and to the Admission Representative that had helped her start this wonderful journey.

Amy Baumann - Medical Administration - Associate's

Amy would like to thank her husband Terry, her daughter Theresa, and her grandson Tyson for all their support. She would like to thank you entire family and friends for their support as well. Amy graduates with an Associate's degree in Medical Administration. Thank you to all staff and faculty members of Rasmussen College-Brooklyn Park.

Angela Patterson - Medical Administration - Associate's

Angela would like to thank her wonderful parents, Frank and Gayle Bryant, as well as her wonderful kids: Mitchell Bryant, Lucas Bryant, Clayton Patterson, Destini Smith, and Erika Smith, for all their love and support. It has been a hard and trying journey, but they made it through. Finally, Angela would like to send a thank you to her other half, Daniel Smith. Daniel has been her strength when she was ready to give up. Next in line is to complete the certificate program in phlebotomy at SWVCC, and take the RHIT examination. She is almost there!

Ashley Hinnenkamp - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Ashley is graduating with an Associate's degree in Medical Assisting, she will be re-enrolling in Rasmussen College for a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management. After graduating with her Bachelor's degree, she plans to go back and get her RN degree. She has high hopes of working in the NICU when completed with all her degrees!

Bethany Trammell - Medical Administration - Associate's

Brenda Anthony - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Brenda would like to thank her children and co-workers for supporting her while she attended Rasmussen College. Brenda graduated with an Associate's degree as a Health Information Technician. The next step for Brenda is to take the national certification exam leading to a credential as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Brittany King - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Brittany would like to thank her mother for the encouragement that she provided throughout the past 2 years of this whole experience. It has been a tough ride, but she finally made it thanks to her mom's support. Brittany graduated with an Associate's degree as a Medical Assistant. The next step for Brittany is to look into getting her LPN somewhere close by, and eventually move on to get her Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

Bryan Patrick - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Bryan would like to thank his wife for all the help and support she has given him through this going back to college process. He thanks God for all the opportunities and guidance he has given him. Bryan currently works for Health First in Florida, Brevard County. He plans on continuing his career with Health First and to use the education he has aquired through Rasmussen College to advance within the company.

Buffy Knopik - Medical Administration - Associate's

Buffy is graduating with an Associate's degree in Medical Administration. This summer, she will be taking her CCA and returning to Rasmussen in the fall to begin her Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management. Buffy would like to thank her family for all their support and help over the last 2 years!

Carmen De La Torre - Nursing - Diploma

Catherine Eblen - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Catherine is graduating with an Associate's degree in Practical Nursing. She plans to continue her education by enrolling in the Professional Nursing program that Rasmussen has to offer. Catherine would like to thank her husband for his continued support and encouragement. She would like to say congratulations to all her fellow classmates, we all worked hard and succeeded! I wish you all the best in your careers as Nurses.

Catherine Derks - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Catherine would like to thank her parents and family for their encouragement and support over the past two and half years. Catherine graduated with an Associate's degree as a Medical Assistant. In the upcoming months Catherine is to sit for the national certification exam leading to a credential as a Certified Medical Assistant.

Cheryl Auchter - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Cheryl thanks her family, friends, fellow students, and instructors for their encouragement and support these last two years. Cheryl's dedication, focus, and intiative to succeed in the online academic environment has resulted in her maintaining a 3.50 to 4.0 GPA every semester, and sustaining her Dean's List status. Cheryl graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree as a Health Information Technician. The next step for Cheryl is to sit for the national certification exam leading to a credential as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). After obtaining her RHIT, Cheryl will have numerous opportunities for an extremely rewarding career in Health Information Management.

Christy Lynn Covert - Professional Nursing - Associate's

Christy is graduating with an Associate's degree as a Professional Registered Nurse. Her next step is to pursue her Bachelor's degree in Professional Nursing. Christy wants to thank her kids for their love, hugs, kisses, and sweet words that kept her going. Christy would like to thank her mom and dad for all of the love and support they have given her. Christy would also like to thank her brothers for encouraging and believing in her. She would like to say thanks to everyone for their love and understanding.

Corina Johnson - Massage Therapy - Associate's

Corina would like to thank her children, parents and friends for their encouragement and support while she pursued her Associate's degree for Massage Therapy. The next step for Corina is to start her own massage business. The rewarding career as a massage therapist is the future for Corina.

Cynthia Turner - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Dana Sutton - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Daniel Goerger-Stacy - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Daniel is graduating with an AAS degree in Medical Assisting. Daniel could not have done this with out the support of his wife Rebecca and his two daughters Caitlyn and Alyssa. They were his inspiration to never quit and to reach his goals.

Deborah Gause - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Deborah would like to thank her husband, children (Travis and Tiara), family and friends for their encouragement and support this past year. Deborah graduated with an Associate's degree as a Health Information Technician. The next step for Deborah is to sit for the national certification exam leading to a credential as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). A lucrative and rewarding career as a Health Professional is the future for Deborah.

Deborah Unger - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Diana Wagner - Medical Administration - Associate's

Diana is graduating with her A.A.S Degree in Medical Administration and will be continuing her education by returning to Rasmussen for her Bachelor's in Healthcare Management. Diana would like to thank her sister Tonya for inspiring her to go back to school, her mother for her continued support and her husband Ryan and kids Kaylee, Alex, and Lucas for understanding she needed time for homework. Diana plans on finding a part time job while she continues her education.

Elizabeth Suchy - Medical Administration - Associate's

Elizabeth is graduating with an Associate's degree in Medical Administration and would like to thank her instructors for their understanding and patience throughout her journey at Rasmussen College. Elizabeth would also like to that her husband for his encouragement and forever telling her how proud he was during her days at Rasmussen College. Elizabeth hopes for a lucrative career working at a nearby family clinic. "You must knock on doors until your knuckles bleed. Doors will slam in your face. You must pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and knock again. It's the only way to achieve your goals in life." M. Uslan

Emma Ubongen - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Thank you to all of my instructors for teaching us the knowledge, giving us their time, and guiding us the way through class, clinicals and fanally to graduation by believing in us with their support. Special thanks to my family for the patience, love, and support that motivated me to finally obtain my dream. I love you!

Erin Mills - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Erin is graduating with an Associate's degree in Medical Assisting. Erin would like to thank her family for being so supportive and also she would like to thank her daughter for the encouragement that she brings her in hopes that she will follow the same path. Erin plans to go onto receive her Bachelor's degree within the medical field.

Eunice Adeniji - Medical Administration - Associate's

Eunice is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Medical Administration. Her career goals are to work in a health insurance company and build experience in a medical-business office.

Fetima Dinsmore - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Fetima would like to personally thank her daughter for all her encouragement and support the past few years. She gave her the motivation she needed to continue her education. Fetima graduated with an Associate's degree as a Health Information Technician. Her next step is to sit for the National Certification Examination, earning her credential as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Then, once all completed, she will enroll to earn her Bachelor's degree.

Frances Brigham - Massage Therapy - Diploma

Fran would like to thank most of all her husband, children and friends for all the support given her. Fran will be opening a Massage Therapist business in her home.

Jena L. Milstead - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Jena would like to offer a special thank you to Rick, her family and friends whom without their encouragement and support this could not have been possible. Jena graduated with an Associate's degree as a Medical Assistant. The next step for Jena is to sit for the national certification exam leading to a credential as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

Jennifer Fisselbrand - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Jennifer Martin - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Jennifer would like to thank her parents for the encouragement and support of her parents, aunt, husband and children during the tough nights of studying.The next steps for Jen are to sit for the RHIT national exam and obtain a career with a rewarding future.

Jennifer Ziegler - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Jennifer wants to thank her husband and five children for supporting her and encouraging her to achieve her Health Information Technician A.A.S. Next, she will be sitting for the RHIT Credential exam. Jennifer will also be returning to Rasmussen College to study in the Human Services- Social Worker (with an emphasis on Psychology) program. Her ultimate goal is to become a knowledgeable social worker in a hospital.

Jennifer Armendariz - Medical Administration - Associate's

Jennifer would like to thank her fiance, parents and brother for their encouragement and support in completing her Associate's degree in Medical Administration. She would especially like to thank her two son's for the motivation in finishing and graduating from Rasmussen. The next step for Jennifer is to fulfill her dream of working in the hospital and helping support her children. Being a wonderful mother and professional worker is the future for Jennifer.

Jennifer Shelton - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Jenn would like to thank her husband and family for their love and support during her journey to her achieve her goals. Jenn graduated with an Associate's degree in Medical Assisting. Her next step is to enroll in the University of Tampa to receive her Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

Jennifer Jackson - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Jennifer is graduating with an Associate's degree in the Pharmacy Technician program. Jennifer would like to thank her family and friends for their support. Without them, none of this would be possible. After graduation, Jennifer will continue studying for her Phamacy Technician Certification Exam and upon completion of this exam, will pursue a career as a Pharmacy Tech. Jennifer would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the graduates of Rasmussen College on their hard work and dedication.

Jennifer Usgaard - Nursing - Associate's

Jill Klinkner - Nursing - Associate's

Jodi Kraft - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Jodi would like to thank her family and friends for their encouragement and support over the past three years. Jodi graduated with an Associate's degree as a Health Information Technician. Jodi's next step is to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). After graduation Jodi will continue to work in her role of HIM Services Manager, her future goal is Director of Health Information Management.

Juanita Jones - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Juanita would like to thank God, her husband, children, family and friends for their encouragement, prayers, understanding and support this past year. Juanita graduated with an Associate's degree as a Health Information Technician. The next step for Juanita is to sit for the national certification exam leading to a credential as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Juanita has a lucrative and rewarding career as a Health Professional thanks to God and Rasmussen College.

Kaitlyn Anderson - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Karen Miller - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Karen would like to thank her husband, Darren, who is her biggest fan and supporter and all of her family and friends for their encouragement and support over the past two years. Karen graduated with her Associate's degree as a Health Information Technician and her next step is to sit for the national certification exam fulfilling her goal of being credentialed as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Karen is looking forward to a rewarding career as a Health Information Professional.

Kate Swanson - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Kate is graduating with Honors with an Associate's degree in Practical Nursing. Kate would like to thank her family and friends for sticking it out with her. Their love and support made it possible!

Kate Beal - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

I would like to thank God, my parents, my Aunt and family for supporting me these past two years. Upon graduation and certification, I plan on working in a hospital to further my career as a Pharmacy Technician, with the goal to one day become a pharmacist.

Katherine Gentner - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Katherine would like to thank her family and friends for their support and encouragement during the past couple of years. Katherine is graduating with an Associate's degree in Health Information Technology. Katherine with sit for the AHIMA certification exam next. She will be continuing her education further.

Kathy Reyes - Medical Administration - Associate's

Kathren would like to thank her family and friends for all their support and encouragement while she was in school. Kathren is graduating with a double Associate's degree in Medical Administration and Business Office Management- Medical Emphasis. Her next step is to take her CCA Exam and become a certified medical coder.

Katie Debelak - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Katie would like to thank her husband Thad and son Colton for all their patients as she worked through school for the last two years. There were many nights spent apart but with Thad and Colton's encouragement Katie made it through and is looking forward to enjoying her new career and endless time with her family. Katie also would like to thank the staff at Rasmussen College for much taking time answering questions and for all the positive feedback on each assignment handed in. Katie's future plans as a Health Information Technician.

Kayla Sartori - Medical Administration - Associate's

Kimberly Reed - Medical Administration - Associate's

Krysta King - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Krysta would like to thank her parents and family for supporting her through this adventure, now onto the next! The next step for Krysta is to use her education to get a "big" girl job and maybe someday go into a RN program.

Krystle Welch - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Krystle is graduating with her Associate's degree in Medical Assisting. She would like to thank her friends and family for all their support during the past two years. She would most like to thank her boyfriend Chris for believing in her when no one else did and for standing by her in tough financial times.

Lillian Ellsworth - Medical Transcriptionist - Associate's

Lillian is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Medical Transcription.

Linda Abedrabo - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Linda's experience at Rasmussen College has been educational and fun learning for her. She would truly have to say that the staff really cares about her success and future; whenever she needed help she was able to find it with her instructors. Linda Abedrabo would like to thank Christain Wright for teaching her Human Anatomy and think like a doctor he strived for her to say big words that she always had to look up. Linda Abedrabo would like to thank also Deb Slaughter for her Laboratory Medical Skills class she kept encouraging with phlebotomy and told her to never give up.

Linda Jackson - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Linda would like to thank God, her parents, her son Isaiah, boyfriend Brandon and all her friends for being so supportive as she continued her schooling . Linda is graduating with an Associates degree in Health Information Technology , with hopes to take the registration (RHIT) exam. Linda wants to also thank everyone at her local campus in Green Bay, Wisconsin for always encouraging her and supporting her . She is hoping that she can pursue a career in a local physicians office. God Bless!!

Linda Cross - Medical Transcriptionist - Associate's

Linda will be graduating with an Associate's degree in Medical Transcription and will re-enroll at Rasmussen College in the Health Information Technology program. Upon graduating, she work as a Medical Biller and/or Coder at a home-based business.

Lindsay Correll - Massage Therapy - Associate's

Lindsay would like to give thanks to her mother who supported her throughout her student career at Rasmussen.She would like to thank her boyfriend, Michael and son Dominic who gave her the drive she needed to succeed. Also the great friends and faculty she met at Rasmussen without which none of this would have been possible.

Lindsey Thompson - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Lindsey graduated with an Associate's degree in Medical Assisting and is super excited to start her new career in the health care field. She would like to thank her family, especially her husband and children for all of their support and sacrifices throughout her entire schooling experience.

Lori Sterriker - Medical Administration - Associate's

Lori would like to thank her fiance, Sean, and her 2 children, Michaela and Cameron, for their support, understanding and sacrifices made during the past 2 years. Lori graduated with an Associate's degree in Medical Administration. She plans on taking the summer off of school and then returning to Rasmussen in October to begin her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management.

Lydia Serrano - Massage Therapy - Associate's

My fellow classmates thank you for being a part of this journey. The massages we received from one another will be missed. You guys are just as incredible as the instructors here. I want to wish everyone the best of luck in your individual journeys. May we cross paths again soon, congratulations to all! My first and foremost accomplishment my family without their love and support my life would be empty I love you guys! Now another great achievement and I have more to come I am so grateful for today, I am 49 years old and I have accomplished goal number 5. I am graduating today recieveing my AAS, and walking for the first time in my life. I intend to have great success and be a valuable asset to this community, Thank you Rasmussen College for assisting me in my journey.

Marci Wangen - Nursing - Associate's

Marci would like to thanks her Family & Friends for all their encouragement and support the past year.

Margie Holman - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Marie Peck - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Marie would like to send a very heartfelt thank you to all at Rasmussen who helped her reach her goals!

Mary Drennon - Practical Nursing - Diploma

Mary Warren-Oliver - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Mary would like to thank her Mom, family and friends for their encouragement and support this past year. Mary graduated with an Associate's degree as a Health Information Technician. The next step for Mary is to sit for the national certification exam leading to a credential as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). A lucrative and rewarding career as a Health Professional is the future for Mary.

Mary Fernholz - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Mary would like to thank her parents and her children. Without their continued support, encouragement and love this dream of graduating from college would still be just a dream. Mary will be taking her certification exam in July and is very excited to begin her new career as a Pharmacy Technician. Mary is graduating with an Associate's of Applied Science degree as a Pharmacy Technician and will be continuing her education at Rasmussen to obtain her Bachelor's degree in Health Care Management.

Mary Castle - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Mary would like to thank her husband, parents and friends for their encouragement and support this past year. Mary graduated with an Associate's degree as a Health Information Technician. The next step for Mary is to sit for the national certification exam leading to a credential as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). A lucrative and rewarding career as a Health Professional is the future for Mary.

Melissa Saddler - Practical Nursing - Diploma

Melissa Jean Stern - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Melissa is graduating with a AAS degree in Medical Assisting and would like to give a special thanks to her fiance Carl, and children Aaron,Michael, and Gabrielle for helping make this all possible. Also a special thanks to Lisa Ludescherfor being the greastest instructor ant one could ask for. The next step for Melissa is to take her national certification exam and find gainful employment. Thanks again for helping me make this dream a reality.

Michelle Whalen - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Michelle would like to thank her family and her boys, Dakotah and Ethan for pushing her to finish her Associates degree in Health Information Technician. Her next step is to get credentialed as a RHIT.

Nancy Johnson - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Nicole Perez - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Nicole Westaby - Medical Administration - Associate's

Pamela Saunders - Medical Administration - Associate's

Pamela would like thank everyone who supported her throughout her journey. She will be graduating with Associate's degree in Medical Administration.

Patrice Allen - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Patrice Allen is a native of Chicago/Rockford IL, and currently lives in Smyrna TN. She is receiving her degree in HIT, and will be continuing her education in 2012 for her Bachelors degree in HIM. Patrice would like to thank her family for all the prayers, late nights with homework, and hugs and kisses. Patrice thanks Rasmussen staff for the great support and help given to her. Patrice thanks God for all the blessings and miracles.

Patricia Rucker - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Patricia is graduating with an Associate's degree in Health Information Technology. Once finished, she will be applying for acceptance in Rasmussen College's Health Information Management program. After over 10 years at Self Regional Healthcare's Health Information Department in Greenwood, SC she has accomplished what few others have...a degree in her chosen field. With the love and support of her husband, Mikey, and her daughters she has a great future ahead of her.

Rebecca Coakley - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Sandra Kitoko - Practical Nursing - Associate's

I am an experienced LPN and will be graduating this upcoming September 2011. I want to thank all of Rasmussen College Nursing Instructors and all students at Eagan Campus. Especially Professor Jenny Prochnow and Todd DiBrito from admissions. I want to thank my best friend that I met here Kalsang for her kindness. I want to thank my uncle Dr. Jean-Pierre Bongila who is a professor at St Thomas; my gratitude goes also to my Congolese folks Paola Ndandula, Bob Mankaka, Maman Chantal, Maman Thete, and Jeanne Kutshina. I came to this school in July 2010, and now I am graduating. This is a wonderful school and I like above all the following: the way of teaching. This school has done a great deal for me; it has helped me to become the nurse I have always wanted to be. What I like about my classmates is that they are the nicest people I ever met in my life. They were always ready to help me if I did not know something. They also respect me a lot, and I had a good time with them. I will miss them a lot. What I would like to say to new students is to be active in class, respect and follow what the instructors say, do your homework, never come to class late, and never give up because "...one fails only when one refuses to grow from the experience", and be confident. I will tell people who want to study Nursing that this is the best school that has nice instructors, great students, and wonderful administrators. Dear friends, thank you so much for all you have done to me. May our ways cross again.

Sheila Migiro - Nursing - Associate's

Sherry Diaz - Health Information Technician - Associate's

I would like to thank all my family and friends for supporting me throughout my college education and making my goal of completing college a possibility.

Stephanie Yang - Medical Assisting - Associate's

I would like to thank two of my instructors, Beth Salo and Amber Wallner, for always supporting me and correcting me to know/learn the knowledge I can to Rasmussen to get. Also, I would like to thank the tutors. I want to thank them for taking their time and patience on teaching and explaining course assignments step-by-step for me. Because of all of you I would have not gotten to where I am today, graduating!

Susan Martinez - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Suzanne Robin - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Tamara Krause - Medical Administration - Associate's

Tammy Steitzer - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Tamra Bredeson - Medical Laboratory Technician - Associate's

Tamra would like to thank her family for their encouragement and support these past two years. Tamra graduated with an Associate's degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician. The next step is to sit for the boards certification exam for her MLT. A lucrative and rewarding career as a Health Professional is the future for Tamra.

Tania Best - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Tania would like to thank her family and friends for their encouragement and support the past 3 1/2 years. Tania graduated with an Associate's degree as a Health Information Technician. The next step for Tania is to sit for the national certification exam leading to a credential as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Tanya Mackrill - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Teena Pleshek - Medical Administration - Associate's

Teena is graduating with an Associate's degree in Medical Administration and hopes to be employed soon. She would like to thank her family and friends for the support they have shown while pursuing her degree.

Tera Candow - Health Information Technician - Associate's

First and for most, Tera would like to thank God, her husband, mother and children. If it weren't for them this would not have been possible! Tera is graduating with an Associate's degree in Health Information Technology. Upon graduation she plans to finish raising her four children while working from home in the field she studied.

Tina Anderson - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Tina would like to thank her wonderful husband and family for their love and support during her journey in becoming a medical assistant. She is currently employed as a medical assistant and is enjoying every minute of it. But her journey is not stopping here. Tina has already begun the quest to become a Registered Nurse through Rasmussen College as well. No matter where Tina ends up, she looks forward to a rewarding career in health care.

Virginia Blakely - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Virginia Blakely would like to give thanks for God first and foremost because without the Lord, she would not have been here to achieve this goal. She would like to thank her parents, Sarah Blakely and Rev. Herbert and Idella Blakely who supported her throughout her hard times. She would like to thank her sister, Jenila who would always tell her to keep it up and stop worrying all the time. She would also like to thank both her children Skylar and Tierny Austin who mean the world to her. Tierny could not be here because she is attending college herself, and last but not least she would like to thank her fiance, Anthony Nelson who kept encouraging her to stay focused on school. She would just say to everyone that she loves each and every one of you and thank you for coming out and supporting her on her special day.