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Posted: May 12, 2021

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Career Quest to Host First Virtual Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 14th

Career Quest is excited to be hosting our first virtual graduation ceremony on Friday, May 14th from 4-6 PM. We are honored to have Dr. Deswal, who is the owner of Lansing Podiatry in Lansing, MI as our key speaker for the night. Students speakers include Michelle Zelinski, graduate from our Mt. Pleasant campus, Beverly Greene from our Jackson campus, and Kelby Sines from our Lansing campus. All three speakers are 2020 graduates of our Medical Assistant Programs.

Read below to learn more about our commencement speakers:

Key Speaker

Maninder Deswal, DPM

Dr. Deswal received his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and attended medical school at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, now known as Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine. After graduating in 2012, he completed a two-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency in 2014. He is also a member of both the American Podiatric Association and American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Deswal has hospital affiliations with Mclaren Greater Lansing and Edward W Sparrow Hospital. He is a member of Career Quest’s Advisory Board, and has worked with many externs and employees.

Student Speakers

Michelle Zelinski

 Michelle Zelinski is a graduate of the Medical Assistant program at Career Quest’s Mt. Pleasant Campus. Nominated for class speaker for her excellent teamwork and communication in the classroom, Michelle also finished her program with honors, excellent attendance, and an outstanding GPA. Throughout Michelle’s time at Career Quest, her passion for helping and caring for others made it clear that she would excel in her soon-to-be profession.  Now working in-field at Urgent Care express in Mt. Pleasant, MI as a Medical Assistant, Michelle gets to spend every day working in a career she loves.

Beverly Greene

Beverly Greene is a graduate of Career Quest’s Medical Assistant program and attended the Jackson, MI campus. She was an exceptional student in the classroom with great work ethic, drive, and a passion for helping others. Beverly is known at Career Quest for her over-and-beyond performance, and for always looking out for her classmates.  Earning all of her chords and rocking out externship, it was no surprise when Beverly landed her position in-field as a Medical Assistant at Oaklawn Endocrinology. 

Kelby Sines

Kelby Sines is a graduate of Career Quest’s Medical Assistant program at the Lansing, MI campus. Kelby was recommended by his instructors to be class speaker for his dedication in and outside of class. Driven in the classroom and receiving exceptional scores on his time during externship, it was no surprise when Kelby landed a position at Sparrow Occupational Health in Lansing, MI as a Medical Assistant.  Career Quest wishes Kelby and all of his fellow graduates the best of luck in their future career endeavors.

*Reminder: Due to capacity limitations, the commencement ceremony will only be available via zoom link, which was shared by our Career Services team to all applicable graduates. Due to graduation cancellations this past year, this spring’s ceremony will only be for students with a graduation date between October, 2019 and December, 2020. Please reach out to careerservices@careerquest.edu for any questions.