Maria Stories
Maria Stories

Gabrielle Ryan enrolled at Maria College when a  friend told her about how prepared she felt in the nursing field after going through the program. Gabrielle started as a General Studies student with an intent for nursing in 2013, which allowed her to take all the prerequisite classes prior to entering the Nursing program. Her […]

Jodie O’Connell-Ponkos was accepted into Maria College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program in 2019 and plans to graduate in May 2022 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Occupational Sciences. Jodie’s story is one marked with incredible determination and purpose.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Lahtika Minns will graduate this May from Maria College’s Nursing AAS (RN) Program. Like many Maria students, nursing wasn’t her first career plan, but after a few redirects, she found she couldn’t resist the field she was destined for.

Arabia Hunter discusses her reasons for choosing Maria College and the Renaissance Scholarship Program. 

OTA student, Jennie Upadhyaya, talks about the difficulties of coming back to college, and how Maria helped her through it.

Chavonte Edwards shares how she participated in Student Advocacy Day 2022.

Amy Gordon, current OTA student, shares how she felt when she was restarting college after 4 years of being away.

Rose N., Maria College OTA student shares how she was inspired and encouraged to pursue a career in an Occupational Therapy mental health setting to help others overcome obstacles.

Melissa Popp, Maria College PNC graduate, shares her White Tea Ceremony 2020 Speech! 

Mujtaba Murtuza, Nursing student, shares his positive experience administering vaccines.

Emily Hilton, ’21, Senior in the Maria College ADN program shares a story during her time administering Covid-19 vaccines.

Molly Hay, ’21 senior in Maria’s ADN program, shares a wonderful perspective about how through administering the Covid vaccinations she was becoming a part of history.

Christal Saffee, Associate Professor at Maria College in the RN-BS Degree in Nursing Completion Program, completed her Gerontologist Specialist Certificate (GS-C) in October 2019.

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Maria College Staff and Faculty reveal the best gift we give to our students is opportunity!

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Maria students share their gratitude for what the Maria College experience means for them. Happy Thanksgiving!

Maria Story Spector Scholarship Recipients

Maria College is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Michael Spector ’83 Memorial Scholarship Fund is Ovie Odiete, a second year nursing student in the ADN program.