Beginning in July 2018, Ross Education, LLC will award one Ross Medical Education Center or Ross College graduate with the Outstanding Alumni of the Month Award. The recipient of the award has set themselves apart by exemplifying the following criteria:
- Living by Ross Core Values
- High level of engagement with campus staff and students
- Contribution to the success of Ross students and graduates
- Career success
- Community service
It is with great pleasure that we at Ross present our first ever Outstanding Alumni of the Month Award to Desiree Botello.
Desiree graduated from the Medical Assistant program at Ross Medical Education Center in Port Huron, Michigan in November 2015 with high academic achievement as well as outstanding attendance. As a result of Desiree’s strong work ethic and passion for the field, she was hired from her externship site and began her career in the allied healthcare field immediately upon completion of the program.
Desiree advanced in her career a year later, accepting a position with Community First Health Center, where she has been advocating for patients and providing exceptional patient care since 2016. Through Desiree’s hard work and commitment to her employer, she has grown into the role of Medical Assistant Trainer. This role allows Desiree to share her extensive knowledge with other medical assistants beginning their allied health career.
As a student, Desiree was very involved in campus community events. She led by example, donating or volunteering her time whenever she was able to do so. Desiree even took the initiative to organize one of the campus monthly events, Soles for Souls, which was a very successful collection on campus. Desiree has a strong desire to be a part of the community in which she lives and works. Through her kindness and generosity, it is clear to see that Desiree believes wholeheartedly in the spirit of giving back to her community.
Though it has been a few years since Desiree graduated from the Port Huron campus, she continues to stay connected with the campus by serving on the Port Huron Advisory Board. She also volunteers her time to come to campus and share her story with students throughout the year, making a conscious effort to serve as a guest speaker each year during National Medical Assistants Recognition Week. Students always enjoy hearing about Desiree’s journey in the healthcare field and the significant part that Ross Medical Education Center played in her story.