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WVJC Bridgeport Student Highlight: Denise Hayes, Medical Assisting

013Denise Hayes is enrolled in the Medical Assisting program at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport.

“My favorite part of school is learning the knowledge of my classmates and the excitement of attending college as an older student,” she said.

Denise loves meeting new people and enjoy working toward a goal of obtaining her Medical Assistant Associate Degree and becoming a Certified Medical Assistant.

“The staff and faculty are always so positive, even when I feel like I can’t do it. I love the atmosphere at WVJC Bridgeport,” said Denise.

Denise has dreamed of attending college since she was two years old. She worked at her previous job for 22 ½ years and when circumstances changed, she knew she could jump on the opportunity to obtain an education.

“I was so excited to make the Dean’s List last quarter,” she said. “ It was definitely motivation for me to show that I can do it.”

There are several people that Denise would like to thank for her success in her program so far:

“I would love to thank, Mrs. Frye, because she has been such a motivation for me and given me such great support and if I was feeling blue and ready to give up, she was there for me. Thank you to Mrs. White, for being such a great teacher! I have learned so much from her and we both have a love for animals!! She has been quite the inspiration for me also!! Very soft spoken, and has such insight, not to mention she is one of the teachers older than me, haha. Had to throw that in, but a great, kind-hearted person! Then, Mr. Morgan – He was my glue in the beginning and would never would let me quit! I never went to college and he and I shared a special bond of him being my mentor!  He once even texted me from the ER to tell me that quitting was not in my vocabulary. “