May Students of the Month

Laura CoatsLansing’s Student of the Month Laura Coats (an administrative assistant student), is an exemplary student who is also Vice President of the Student Association. “She works extremely hard to maintain excellent grades, and she has been on the President’s List ever since she started,” said Lansing Campus Manager Mollie Woodworth. “Laura is also a leader in the classroom, always looking out for students and willing to go the extra mile to help faculty and her peers.”


Angela Schalk has just finished her first mod in the Medical Assistant program, but she’s already making her mark on campus, which is one of the reasons she has been named Bay City’s Student of the Month. Although she has a lot on her plate as a working mom of four girls, she doesn’t let that stop her from going above and beyond. Angela took it upon herself to join the Ride & Drive program when she saw another student struggling with transportation and has also joined the Student Association. “She’s punctual, maintains a positive attitude, and doesn’t hesitate to take the lead in group lab assignments,” said Campus Manager Casandra Ferrer. “She has faced her own setbacks in the past, but her determination has led her here. She’s setting a great example for her classmates and future Career Quest students.”


Mt. Pleasant’s Student of the Month Christyle Taylor is a great excellent example of what it takes to be an excellent medical assistant. She arrives early every single day to prepare for class and stays after to participate in campus events, whether it’s with Student Association or helping keep the campus in tip-top shape. “Christyle always wears a smile and is very professional,” shared Campus Manager Shelby Dalgleish. “She’s willing to help anyone and everyone around her. We know she’s going to do great things!”


Robert Holbrook, who is working toward his medical assistant certificate, keeps himself busy when he’s on the Jackson campus. He helps out without being asked, setting up and tearing down for all events, and has a smile on his face while doing it. He’s always in the break room studying before class and it shows in his grades. “When he enrolled in school he told me that he would walk here if he has to,” said Campus Manager Elizabeth Kirchmeier. “He attacks challenges head-on. I have never seen him back down from a challenge.”


"I 100% know that I wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for my experience and training at Career Quest."


“I tried community college and it was not for me; I was just overwhelmed. I learn better in small groups. At Career Quest, it was almost like a family. Everyone’s willing to help one another and the teachers are awesome. I’ll be sad to leave!”