Sam Millhollan- Spencerian Louisville Alum of the Month
Sam Millhollan was selected as Alum of the Month from Spencerian College's Louisville campus. He was extremely honored and humbled upon being chosen. "My thanks to Mary Kaye Griffin and the Spencerian Administration. Spencerian has been important to me and my professional journey, both as a student and an educator. It is nice that they feel the same about their alumni and want to spotlight them and their accomplishments," he said.
Sam graduated from the Radiologic Technology program in 2004. He indicated he chose the field because he was always intrigued by the human anatomy. "I saw from an early stage that medical imaging challenged one's ability to visualize something that was otherwise not seen by the naked eye. I wanted to be able to provide those necessary diagnostic tools that play such a huge role in patient care and diagnosis. X-ray is an art form, a painting on a canvas. It challenges you to provide the absolute best art work you can every single time to make the unseen, seen."
Spencerian provided the foundation for Sam that helped him stabilize his professional career. He indicated, "If it was not for the education, clinical knowledge and lessons learned, I would not be where I am today. My Radiologic Technology degree was the corner stone. It allowed me to move on to other advanced opportunities within medical imaging. Also, it provided a foundation to my undergrad degree in Healthcare Administration which I completed just 2 years after graduating from Spencerian."
Sam currently works at Norton Healthcare in Norton Medical Group Administration as the Director of Practice Operations and Ancillary Services. "My role is responsible for day-to-day operations of multiple primary care offices, as well as specialty practices, in addition to all Radiology and Laboratory operations for the entire medical group. All these responsibilities relate to what I learned and experienced at Spencerian either in the classroom, in the clinical setting or with the many relationships and networking connections obtained while at Spencerian," said Sam.
In the future, Sam has a passion to get back to teaching part-time. He was previously an adjunct instructor at Spencerian in the Radiology department. He also plans to stay with Norton Healthcare. "It is both rewarding and challenging as the face of healthcare is ever changing and Norton Healthcare is the tip of the spear on many initiatives."
Sam's advice to students is: "Make no excuses, because there are none. While I was getting my degree at Spencerian I was a single parent working part-time and trying to make ends meet. It was tough, and quitting would have been the easy thing to do. You have to have a support system and back up plans. It can be done, if you want it bad enough. Never relinquish the desire to continue learning. Everyday strive to learn something new and take the next challenge!"
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