Presley Jordan was getting ready to begin her senior year at Buckhannon Upshur High School, working part-time, and enjoying her summer vacation by relaxing and doing things outdoors with her friends and family, when she job shadowed at her dentist’s office. In her time there, she found that she really enjoyed helping people and would love a career in the dental field. She decided to explore the Dental Assisting program at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport. Presley called High School Admissions Representative, Kristin Kirk, and set up a tour. She realized WVJC was a great fit for her. Presley recalls, “Everyone was very hospitable and I loved the fact I could get my degree in just 18 months.”
Presley started her dental assisting classes in June 2018, just a few weeks after graduating high school. “I really enjoy the small classes and the friendly environment.,” says Jordan, “It makes the transition really easy.” Morgan Baker, the coordinator for the Dental Assisting program, is her favorite instructor. “She genuinely cares and thoroughly teaches us the information we need to know to be successful.”
Presley is scheduled to graduate college in December of 2019 at just 19 years old. She looks forward to her dream career as a Dental Assistant in a small scale dental office. When asked how she would like her life to be in 5 years, she replied “In five years I will be 23, so I would like to be working as a Dental Assistant and coming home to my own living space.” She also said she would like to be engaged to her boyfriend whom she has been with for 3 years. We at WVJC believe Presley will reach all of her goals and are happy to help her in her Dental Assisting career.