“My advice to students would be to set goals to stay motivated. I’d also tell them to utilize their campus resources and to never be afraid to ask for help.”
Kristy H. is a wife and mother who dreamed of a career in medicine. While working and caring for her three children, Kristy received certificates in Nursing Assisting, Medical Assisting and an Associates Degree in Medial Diagnostic Sonography. The Maricopa Community Colleges made that possible.
As a recipient of the Maricopa Grant, Student Success Scholarship and E Follett Scholarship, Kristy received the financial support need to attend Gateway, Rio Salado, Phoenix College and Paradise Valley Community Colleges to realize her dreams.
“I chose the community colleges for the reduced costs and more specifically Gateway, as they have the only accredited sonography program in Arizona,” Kristy said. “I always wanted to help people. As a sonographer, I am part of a team of medical professionals who work together to help bring people to better health.”
Kristy is motivated by caring for people and a challenge. Her next challenge? Kristy would like to specialize in Maternal Fetal Medicine and perform ultrasounds for mothers with high risk pregnancies. She plans to continue her education by studying fetal echo and becoming certified in Nuchal Translucency exams.