Cody Joe – Student Highlight

Cody Joe has been in the medical field since the age of 19, working as a paramedic. While working as an EMS, he was able to help patients in some very significant ways and make a positive impact on their lives. During that time, Cody realized he wanted to make even more of an impact with patients, and he believes that by becoming a nurse, he will be able to spend more time with each patient catering to their specific needs.

Cody attends WVJC full time and works full time as a paramedic, but he doesn’t stop there. He caught the entrepreneurial bug, running his own business as a personal-body transformation coach, training clients using his nutrition certification, and working with manufacturers to produce his supplemental line creating his unique brand. He has been hard at work with his business since November 2020 and is pouring every bit of profit right back into it, striving for excellence, as he believes this will be his nest egg for retirement. Cody has offered his training and nutritional services to his current classmates at WVJC, and several students have already taken him up on this offer. Cody put together a plan with a healthier diet and achievable goals to get each of them into better physical shape and to help them create healthier lifestyles overall.

He plans to enroll in Chamberlain University to further his education and obtain his BSN degree after graduating from the Nursing program at WVJC. When he graduates from WVJC in December 2022, he plans to work alongside his wife in the ER. Cody would also like to continue his education by getting his Master’s Degree and then become a Nurse Practitioner while also working full time.

Cody has tremendous support from his wife, family, and friends as he embarks on this new adventure to learn new skills to make a real difference in patients’ lives. Cody chose WVJC because he heard good things from recent graduates about WVJC’s Nursing program. However, he says the most significant selling point is an accelerated program that offers a degree in just 18 months. WVJC is excited to have students like Cody, who are patient-oriented nurses making sure their needs are met.

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Stephanie Kapp – Student Highlight


Stephanie Kapp graduated from Riverside High School in 2018. She learned about WVJC when Stephanie the high school admissions rep, visited Riverside to set up a lunch table and share information about the school. After learning about the school, Stephanie thought it would be a perfect fit. She would be able to remain close to her family, gets to graduate with a degree in 18 months, and liked the small atmosphere.

Stephanie is enrolled in the Clinical Medical Assistant program and loves every minute of it. “I have always helped the elderly and I want to continue to do so in my career as a Medical Assistant!” Her favorite teacher is Mrs. B. “She is an inspiration because she graduated from WVJC and has worked as a medical assistant. I feel like we can learn so much from her. My favorite part about attending here is the teachers. They really do care about your success in the classroom and are willing to go above and beyond to help you with anything you need help with.”

In 5 years, Stephanie sees herself working in geriatrics, either in a hospital or doctor’s office. She would like to have her own house and have a couple of kids.