David Powell, Spencerian Lexington Alum of the MonthDavid Powell was chosen for Alum of the Month from the Spencerian Lexington campus. He said, "It's an honor and a privilege to be selected out of the many graduates from Spencerian. It was hard going back to school at age 45 with two kids; it is great to see with hard work and determination, amazing things can happen. To be chosen as Alum of the Month just validates how great Spencerian is and how they take pride in their students."
David completed his degree in biomedical engineering technology. He chose the program because he wanted to be in the medical field and have a trade that he could use anywhere. "One of the great things about the Biomed program is that it taught me about electrical components and electronics, and with this I could go into any field," David said.
One of the things David enjoyed about Spencerian were the instructors and class sizes. He said, "The instructors were very knowledgeable in their field, and were available for you when you needed them. The classrooms were small, so it was almost like a one on one experience with the teacher. The most favorite thing about Spencerian is that all the faculty and staff always had a positive attitude that made you want to be there. Every quarter the teachers laid out what was expected of the students, and the times they were available to help if needed."
David said he also had great experiences with admissions, financial aid, and career services departments.
David was able to do his externship at Baptist Health Lexington, and was hired as an engineer after completing his degree. "As an engineer, I use what I have learned with my electrical and electronic classes to help me in my duties," he said. "With Baptist Health constantly growing and expanding, there will be many positions opening in the future. As I grow with the company, they also would be sending me to classes for training on specific equipment. Also, if I decided I wanted to take more classes on my own, Baptist Health will help with tuition."
David's advice for students is to utilize everything that the school has to offer. If you have free time between classes, go to the break room or library and study. Work in pairs or groups if you can, it always helps when you're stuck and can't find what you're looking for. Keep a positive attitude and once you are graduated, strive to get the job that you want in your field."
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