HDMC Medical Assisting Student Receives CAPPS Scholarship

High Desert Medical College, in Bakersfield, California, is proud to announce medical assisting student Monique Rangel has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Marsha Fuerst Memorial Scholarship, given by the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS). High Desert Medical College, with three campus locations, Temecula, Lancaster, and Bakersfield, is a Legacy Education institution, specializing in training students for in-demand healthcare careers.

Robert Johnson, Executive Director of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS), and Valerie Mendelsohn, President of CAPPS Board of Directors, offered their congratulations to Ms. Monique Rangel for being selected as the 2021 recipient of the Marsha Fuerst Memorial Scholarship.

As the recipient of the Marsha Fuerst Memorial Scholarship, Ms. Monique Rangel was honored with a celebratory ceremony on September 14, 2021 at the Bakersfield campus. At the ceremony, Ms. Monique Rangel received an oversized check in the scholarship amount of $3,000. The check was made out to High Desert Medical College – Bakersfield on behalf of Ms. Rangel. To view a video of the ceremony, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpi_-YXxmXY.

The Memorial Scholarship winners were announced to CAPPS members and sector affiliates the week of September 20, 2021. Videos of the Memorial Scholarship winners receiving their awards were shown during the 37th CAPPS Annual Conference, held October 6 – 8, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, San Diego, CA.

The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) created the Marsha Fuerst Memorial Scholarship for Women in Medical Assisting in honor of a healthcare sector icon, Marsha Fuerst. Marsha passed away in 2016 after more than four decades as the President of North-West College, an allied healthcare training school first envisioned by Marsha’s mother, Ann Kaisman. In 1965, when Marsha’s mother fell ill and was hospitalized, she asked Marsha to help her realize her dream of opening the college she had just begun to build in West Covina. Marsha fulfilled her mother’s dream, and as President of North-West College, Marsha impacted thousands of students’ lives by equipping them to enter and advance in the healthcare field.

The Marsha Fuerst Memorial Scholarship is awarded to women who are enrolled in a medical assisting training program. Ms. Monique Rangel is a medical assisting student at HDMC, Bakersfield. HDMC’s Clinical Medical Assistant program is a diploma program that can be completed in as few as 34 weeks (36 semester credits). Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Medical Assisting diploma, and are prepared to test for nationally-recognized CMA certification.

HDMC is dedicated to providing flexible real-world healthcare training through hybrid, hands-on, and online classes. HDMC offers certificate, diploma, and AAS degree programs designed to quickly prepare students for immediate entry-level employment in healthcare careers. To learn more about High Desert Medical College, visit https://hdmc.edu.

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