Concorde’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2017
Dec. 30, 2016
It's that time of year ... a time of giving, of family and fellowship, of celebration and revelry. Of resolutions. Yes, with a new year comes millions of New Year's resolutions, the majority of which don't last to the end of January. A New Year's resolution is a tradition most commonly found in the Western Hemisphere in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something nice, such as opening doors for people, beginning on New Year's Day. Resolutions can be of a personal nature or professional, humorous or serious. In that spirit, we asked a good number of Concorde associates, faculty and staff, as they take a short break from helping students attain a health care degree, to give us their New Year's resolutions for 2017. And, like most, they ran the gamut from personal to professional, from frank to folly. Take a break from working toward your health care degree and enjoy reading these resolutions.
The fun"In 2017, I plan to lose weight again ... that is, the weight of negativity in order to increase positive energy! My goals for 2017 are still loading from 2016, 2015, 2014 â¦ SYSTEM OVERLOAD PLEASE DELETE!"
- Shalon Bess, Medical Assistant Program Director, Concorde - Miramar, Fla.
The personal"I love my job BUT I want to have more of a balanced workload versus personal life."
- Tracy Baldomino, Medical Assistant/Medical Office Administration Program Director, Concorde - Kansas City, Mo.
- Sunethra Guy, Academic Dean, Concorde - Memphis, Tenn.
- Bill Lacey, Director of Student Affairs, Concorde - San Diego
- Lainisha McMiller Turner, MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist Assistant Program Director, Concorde - Miramar
- William Ford, Campus President, Concorde - Orlando, Fla.
- Linda Reed, Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director, Concorde - Garden Grove, Calif.
The professional"I'd like to further my education, become more involved in the classroom (we tend to get stuck in our offices as a PD), get the students better prepared for becoming an MA, and lose weight."
- Jessica Silcox, Medical Assistant/Medical Office Administration Program Director, Concorde - San Antonio
- Carmen Bowen, Campus President, Concorde - North Hollywood, Calif.
- Kim Ierien, Campus President, Concorde - Portland, Ore.
- Kevin McHugh, Medical Laboratory Technician Program Director, Concorde - Memphis
The esoteric"Honestly, I must say that I live on a continuum so I don't think it is a New Year's resolution, rather a marker in my continuum. The next marker I have on my continuum of evolution is to restart my progress toward my doctorate and to engage in local community activities that are in line with my voice as an individual contributor to society. In accordance with my developmental goals and desire to increase my community outreach, I will seek to expand both my monetary and time contributions to the Hispanic Scholarship fund."
- LeShawn Roberts, Academic Dean, Concorde - Miramar