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.

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