Beginning in July 2018, Ross Education, LLC awards one Ross Medical Education Center or Ross College graduate with the Outstanding Alumni of the Month Award. The recipient of the award has set themselves apart by exemplifying the following criteria:
- Living by Ross Core Values
- High level of engagement with campus staff and students
- Contribution to the success of Ross students and graduates
- Career success
- Community service
It is with great pleasure that we at Ross present our October 2018 Outstanding Alumni of the Month Award to Crystal Lovejoy.
Crystal joined the Medical Assistant program at Ross Medical Education Center in Elyria, Ohio in November of 2016. She came to Ross looking to get out of the restaurant industry. She was intrigued by the small class sizes and hands-on program. Like many of our students, Crystal faced some obstacles in her personal life during her program, but never missed a beat at school. She was nominated by her instructors and staff to be the very first Student of the Month on campus. Crystal completed her externship with Mercy Occupational Health, where she excelled in all areas, and received a positive recommendation from her site office manager.
After graduation, Crystal was offered a job as a Medical Assistant working for Dr. Sana Abumeri, an internist located in Elyria, Ohio. As a medical assistant, Crystal has hosted several Ross medical assistant externs. So far all of them have listed her as their “person they admire” in their work ethics presentations for externship seminar. Crystal just recently celebrated her one year anniversary with Dr. Abumeri and was promoted to Office Manager.
Crystal received her Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification shortly after graduation. She has also been a member of the Ross Elyria Advisory Board for the past two years. She is a true example of hard work and dedication. She exudes compassion and positivity with everyone she encounters. The campus staff is proud to send their externs to her office because they know that she will teach them what they need to be successful not only in the medical field but also in life.
“Crystal was not only a dedicated student but an amazing and supportive friend to her peers, and a loving mother to her children,” shared former Medical Assistant Instructor, Nicole Pfenning. “She has the strength of a warrior, and is a woman of great character. Anyone would be blessed to have her in their lives. As an instructor of hers, I am so proud that she is feeding her hunger for knowledge and growth by continuing her education through a BSN program. Way to go Crystal!”