Q: Tell us about yourself.

My name is Ayoko (Jeanine) Dalmeid and I am 22-years-old. I am currently an employee at Children’s Physicians in Dundee and Nebraska Medicine (Buffett Cancer Center) as a Medical Assistant. 

I am a recent graduate from Metropolitan Community College with my Associate’s degree in Medical Assisting, and I recently got accepted to the College of Saint Mary to continue my education towards being an RN-BSN. 

Q: How has Avenue Scholars supported you to pursue a career in the healthcare field?

Avenue Scholars was like a home to me. Avenue Scholars showed me opportunities that I didn’t even know I would ever qualify for. Avenue Scholars supported me in my nursing career by helping me register for the right classes, and made sure that I had everything I needed in order to be successful. 

To every TA and Career Coach at Avenue Scholars students weren’t just students to them, or someone who needs fixing. They take us and look at us as their own and help us the best way they possibly can. They provide a home for us. Made us feel worthy, appreciated, and sometimes even loved. 

Avenue Scholars guided me in the right direction and made sure that I was on the right path. To me, Avenue Scholars is a “home for the lost.” A place where it’s okay to be lost, cry, or to be feeling confused. However, giving up and feeling completely hopeless and defeated is not in Avenue Scholars dictionary. They are hope, way makers and providers. 

Big shouts to my TA and Career Coach!

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