Alumni Spotlight

Shanaaz Bell ’12

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Columbia Memorial Hospital

Alumni Spotlight: February 2017

What led you to Maria College?
An injury at work initiated my search for something more. I heard on the radio about Maria and it sparked my curiosity. 

What do you remember most vividly about your time at Maria College?
I remember the awesome instructors, the friends that I made, and how I rediscovered myself and the path to helping others.

Did you have a favorite instructor/professor?
They are all amazing. Each instructor always knew how to help guide us to reach our true potential.

How did Maria prepare you for your next step?
I received a great education and the advice and guidance from the instructors made a difference. I definitely felt well prepared to start my new career.

What would you consider your greatest professional accomplishment?
Completing my degree and becoming a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).

What piece of advice would you give to current Maria students?
Be open to discovering your passion.

Alumni Spotlight

Kristen J. Walton ’12, MSN, APRN FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Midstate Medical Center

Noreen DeWire Grimmick ’71

Disability Claims Nurse

Darie Conners Lapp ’67

Practice Manager

Hunter-Hopkins Center