Earrika McCann- Spencerian Lexington Alum of the Month
Earrika McCann was selected as Alumna of the Month from Spencerian College's Lexington campus. She was shocked and excited when she found out she was chosen. Earrika recently completed the Radiologic Technology program. She had become interested in x-ray when she was in high school because her best friend's mother was an x-ray technician. "We would go see her during work; it was always interesting to me how it all worked. I knew I wanted to be in the medical field, and I discovered that radiologic technology was a good choice for me," said Earrika.
We asked Earrika about some of her experiences while attending Spencerian.
"My favorite thing about Spencerian was the program structure. I liked having all my classes scheduled and books I needed listed for me. Every quarter was planned out so it made everything very easy," she said. "We had clinical sites we would visit 3 days per week. Every quarter we went somewhere different so that we got training from different facilities to help strengthen our skills. The last quarter of the program we could choose where we wanted to go. In doing that, I was able to choose the clinical site I potentially wanted to work for, and I ended up getting hired at the end of the quarter."
Earrika currently works at Bluegrass Orthopedics & Hand Care which is an orthopedic doctor's office. In her position, Earrika uses many of the skills she learned in the program at Spencerian. Earrika said, "I love where I work and hope to move up in my position from X-ray Technician/Hall Runner to a primary x-ray tech."
Her advice to students is: "Don't give up. Sometimes life get in the way and it is hard to see the finish line. Just stick with it because when you finish, you will be happy that you did. Remember why you started. The sooner you change your situation, the soon you can move on with your life and start a new career."
Read about past alumni of the month