At each Ross Medical Education Center campus, the staff works hard to deliver high quality educational services to students and to ensure that they receive all of the support and opportunity that they can offer. However, even beyond that, Ross is about creating a culture that instills a strong set of learned beliefs, values, and systems. This creates a culture which allows for an integral role for everyone in the community to be a part of supporting and benefiting their local area.
As those interested in the healthcare industry, Ross Roosevelt Park, Michigan students come to school in order to work in their community and help others. Whether they are students in the Medical Assistant program, the Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration program, or the Dental Assistant program, they all have a passion for helping others in the community within the allied health field. Due to their passion, they go above and beyond when it comes to serving others. This was evident on Thanksgiving morning.
While most others in the community were home getting ready to celebrate the holiday with their families, 52 members of the Ross Roosevelt Park family worked to support those in need. The Ross team, including staff, students, externs, graduates and their families, joined together with over 500 other community volunteers waking up bright and early to meet at a local high school. Once there, they worked to assist the Muskegon Salvation Army with their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Run.
The Muskegon Salvation Army Thanksgiving Turkey Run is a community wide event delivering meals to shut-ins and those that would go without on a day that many are fortunate enough to share with their families. This year there were 2,275 families and individuals who received a hot meal and the staff, faculty, and students from Ross Roosevelt Park were honored to have been able to be a part of this.
Lisa Picard, Ross Campus Director shared, “each time we have an event at the campus, I am overwhelmed with the number of staff, students, externs and graduates who participate. It makes my heart very happy that I am a part of such a great community here at the campus that truly cares about all those people out there which we are able to serve. I cannot express enough gratitude for everyone in Roosevelt Park as they have shown throughout each event how dedicated they are to the community in which we live.”