Concorde Associates Give Thanks

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This is the time of year when we all reflect on what we’re thankful for in our lives over the last year. We here at Concorde are certainly thankful that we are able to positively influence and change lives and communities for the better as a successful health care career college.

Here at Concorde Blog Central, we’re thankful today to publish a blog written by faculty and associates. They list the things they are most thankful for, whether in their personal lives or as key contributors and components of our health care career college.

Things we’re thankful for as a health care career college

Joan Kilna, BHRM, Graduate Employment Specialist, Concorde – Portland: “I am thankful for the opportunity to help people change their lives.”

Diane Osso, Dental Hygiene Program Director, Concorde – Aurora: “I am thankful for my health, my husband of 32 years, my children and my fulfilling career at Concorde.”

Cindy Navarro, RDA, Dental Assisting Program Director, Concorde – Garden Grove: “I am blessed and thankful for being able to wake each morning next to my best friend and smile and have an amazing relationship with my children and grandkids.”

Lu-Ping Gamble, RN, MSN, PhDEd, Director of Nursing, Concorde – Garden Grove: “I am thankful to our VN faculty and students, for VN faculty’s dedication and inspiration to our students, for VN students’ determination, focus and motivation to learn and grow. I also have many thanks to people I work with – administrative team and support team.”

Kyle Smith, Medical Assistant Program Director, Concorde – Garden Grove: “I am thankful for my beautiful wife and my healthy children.”

Lori Liebman, Director of Student Affairs, Concorde – Garden Grove: “I am thankful for the opportunity to have a positive influence on my students’ lives and that I get to see their growth when a graduate gets hired from extern or has a successful interview. Those moments are why I love my job!”

Lisa Mayo, RDH, BSDH, MHA, Dental Hygiene Program Director, Concorde – San Antonio: “I am thankful to work with such amazing people and for the happiness our DH staff brings to student/patient lives.”

Zane Wilson, MBA, CPC, Director of Student Affairs, Concorde – Portland: “I am thankful for family, health and meaningful work that truly does change lives for the better.”

More things we’re thankful for as a health care career college

G. Dalton Reeves, BCTMB, LMT, Massage Therapy Program Director, Concorde – Memphis: “I am thankful for people – the people I call family, the people who I work shoulder to shoulder with every day, the people who have given us the responsibility of helping them to change their lives through education and hard work, and to the thousands of people who my team and I will have touched, but never met, through those we have trained to do this work.”

Renel Gilles, Director of Student Affairs, Concorde – Tampa: “I’m thankful for being able to wake up every day with an opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life.”

Shawn Molnar, Medical Assistant Program Director, Concorde – Portland: “I am thankful for my family, friends, good health, country, freedom and Concorde for allowing me to give back to my profession in a positive and rewarding platform.”

Mary Fry, Director of Student Affairs, Concorde – Memphis: “I am thankful for the many opportunities I have been blessed with as a Concorde employee – being surrounded by wonderful co-workers in the Concorde family and extended family, friendships that have lasted over the years, the ability to go home happy, networking that makes me proud to be a productive member of society and seeing lives changed on a daily basis as we put our hearts into launching graduates into their chosen professions.”

Josh Alvarez, Director of Student Affairs, Concorde – Miramar: “I am thankful that my family is both healthy and safe, especially after such a devastating hurricane season. I’m also very thankful that my staff and I have been able to help so many graduates embark on their new health care careers.”

And, more things we’re thankful for as a health care career college

LaWandra Ellzey, MA/MOP Program Director, Concorde – Southaven: “I’m thankful that God has kept each and every one of us during the storms, tragedies and evil actions of others that have caused pain in our lives.”

Stacie Williams, Director of Student Affairs, Concorde – San Antonio: “I’m truly thankful for my team and the magnificent work they have done this year supporting our students and graduates.”

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“I am eternally grateful to Dr. Lu-Ping Gamble at the Garden Grove campus. They not only lit a spark, they lit a torch in my heart that shall burn forever! My education changed my life and has had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.”


Jamie Troccoli
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