Student Highlight – Michelle Kornegay

Michelle KornegayI decided to attend West Virginia Junior College because it was the only college where I could earn my degree online, which is what I needed at the time. I visited the Morgantown campus and met with Melody who was so nice, helpful and professional.

I am in the Medical Assisting degree program, which I attended previously at another school when I lived in Georgia.

My favorite part about attending school at WVJC so far is how positive and encouraging everyone is! I receive phone calls to check on my progress and emails asking if I need extra help. The staff at WVJC is beyond wonderful. The schools I attended in Georgia and South Carolina cannot compare to WVJC!

I also love being able to work from home. I have a 23 month old and a newborn, and being able to care for them without having to stress about daycare has been great!

My biggest supporter is my husband. He has stood by my side for years even when I quit my last job to return to school, which he was not happy about. Another huge supporter has been my oldest son. He quizzes me on my work, and even helps me at times.

Michelle Kornegay 2I want to especially thank Melody for being so wonderful from day one and for nudging me in the right direction. I want to thank Brittany Nuzzo for encouraging me with her kind and generous words. She is so sweet and caring and it has meant the world to me because I don’t have family and friends close by.

I would also like to thank my clinical instructors, Motiryo Mumpfield and Wendell Bates, for the excellent hands-on training and making clinicals fun while we learn. Last but not least I would like to thank the girls in my clinical class, Reba, Sandra and Tammy. We get along very well and always encourage each other.

I gave birth to my baby boy 4 weeks ago and through it all, Motiryo, Reba, Sandra, Tammy and Ms. Brittany were all checking on me daily and were just so encouraging. There are no words that can explain how much it meant to me!

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