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ISSUE NO. 6

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table of contents

FEATURE ARTICLES 05 Massage Therapy Business Partner: Healthy You 08 Graduate Spotlight: Spring 2018 Top Graduates

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15 Program Spotlight: Business

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: 04 Editor's Letter the influence 06 Top 3 Movies To Watch

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Turn It Up: May's Playlist #Instafamous

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connoisseur 14 Chef's Recipe of The Month: Orange Almond Flan

culture 19 College Life: Inside MarionTC Partners Spotlight: 21 COE Culinary Arts

22 Community Event Calendar essential living Essentials: 24 Career Graduation and Beyond

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EDITOR'S LETTER

Most people don’t know this, but I’ve been on the graduation committee and assisted with graduation for 3 years. I’ve seen four classes actually walk across the stage, and countless graduates go on to a better future than the one they walked through our doors with. I can tell you that exact moment when it begins to hit them -- that this is it, they’ve actually done it. It’s not as they get their diploma, or when the ceremony is over. It’s the first moments when the powerful notes of “Pomp and Circumstance” began to resonate throughout the auditorium, and they begin the proud march down the aisle as all of their friends and family watch with smiles on their faces and tears in their eyes. I have to tell you, I’m right there with them. It’s an amazing feeling to see people you care about succeed. I know I’m not alone. Our faculty and staff get to know our students, work hard for our students, and care about the success of our students. When we see them finally accomplish all that they have worked so hard for, we all feel this collective sense of pride. All the long hours, all the effort, all of the help we give to our students inside the classroom and out – all of it was worth it for this moment. As this is our “Graduation Issue”, we are highlighting some of our top graduates this term from a variety of different programs and you’ll get to read their “Words of Wisdom” to their fellow graduates. If you’re wondering what your next steps are after graduation, take some time and read over Smokie West’s column “Career Essentials” for tips on how to take your resume to the next level. We are also featuring articles about our Business program and Massage Therapy business partner, Healthy You. As we wind down the 2017-2018 school year, I hope you realize just how much we all have accomplished – as graduates, staff, and a college as a whole. I feel I speak for every member of Marion Technical College’s faculty and staff when I say – Congratulations on this tremendous achievement! We know you will go on to great things. All the best, Kayla Moffatt

Editor


MASSAGE THERAPY BUSINESS PARTNER SPOTLIGHT:

BY: FRANCES KELCHNER, MASSAGE THERAPY INSTRUCTOR

The Massage Therapy program at Marion Technical College is very pleased to have Healthy You as our business partner. Scott Strickland, President, and his staff always provide excellent customer service. They are more than happy to answer any of the students' questions. We purchase our student massage table packages from Healthy You not only because they have competitive pricing, but because Scott and the rest of the staff do a great job providing information to our students about how to choose the right equipment for the career path they want to follow. Healthy You stands behind their products. If we ever have problems with 

equipment, it is taken care of right away. The students also get a tour of the facility and Scott provides a “goodie bag” with samples of different types of massage gel, cream, lotion, and oils so that the students can decide what works best for them. As an added bonus and to sweeten the deal, so to speak, Scott always adds a bag of peanut M&Ms to each order! Our relationship with Healthy You strengthens our Massage Therapy program and contributes to the professionalism that our program stands for. Marion Technical College is honored to be business partners with Healthy You!


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THE INFLUENCE

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#SQUADGOALS THIS ALL-STAR CAST IS HEADED UP BY THE LIKES OF SANDRA BULLOCK, PLAYING DANNY OCEAN'S SISTER WHO GETS OUT OF JAIL AND DECIDES TO PULL OFF HER OWN BIG SCORE. THIS HEIST CAPER IS A FRESH NEW ADDITION TO THE STEVEN SODERBERGH OCEAN'S TRILOGY. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR LAUGHS, FUN, AND GORGEOUS CLOTHES -- THIS IS THE MOVIE TO SEE. PG-13 IN THEATERS: JUNE 8TH

AN ACTION PACKED RIDE ANYONE WHO THOUGHT THAT REVIVALS OF 90'S CLASSICS CAN'T BE SUCCESSFUL OBVIOUSLY HASN'T SEEN THE NEW JURASSIC WORLD SERIES FEATURING THE HILARIOUS AND BELOVED CHRIS PRATT. THIS NEW ADDITION TO THE FILM SERIES DOESN'T SEEM TO DISAPPOINT. THE TRAILER FEATURES THE ACTION, THRILLS, AND INCREDIBLE WIT WE'VE COME TO EXPECT FROM OUR DINOSAUR PACKED ACTION BLOCKBUSTERS. WE SUGGEST YOU BUCKLE IN BECAUSE THIS MOVIE SEEMS LIKE THE PERFECT WILD RIDE. PG-13 | IN THEATERS: JUNE 22ND

INCREDIBLY FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ELASTIGIRL SPRINGS INTO ACTION TO SAVE THE DAY, WHILE MR. INCREDIBLE FACES HIS GREATEST CHALLENGE YET -TAKING CARE OF THE PROBLEMS OF HIS THREE CHILDREN. THE INCREDIBLES 2 PROVES TO BE A FANTASTIC SEQUEL THAT LIVES UP TO THE FIRST ONE.

PG | IN THEATERS: JUNE 15TH


THE INFLUENCE

TURN IT UP

JUNE PLAYLIST 1. “Don't Go Breaking My Heart” – The Backstreet Boys 2. “The Way I Am” – Charlie Puth 3. “Dinero” – Jennifer Lopez

5. “Somebody” – The Chainsmokers 4. “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” – Luke Bryan 6. “Do My Own Thing” – American Authors 7. “One Kiss” – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

8. “I'll Be There” – Jess Glynne 9. “Like I Do” – David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Brooks

#instafamous

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June Winner: neff_the_barber


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THEIR FULL INTERVIEWS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL


"Congratulations! everybody,

I

wish

especially

my

success

for

classmates."

Adriane Fagundes, Cosmetology

"To

my

classmates,

through growing,

I'm

so

this

with

you.

never

give

up

glad

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on

your

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luck

you

get

and a

congratulations!

good

job

&

enjoy

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hope

it."

Jamie Hopkins, Medical Assisting

went

stop goals."

Jessica Marin, Phlebotomy

"Good

"Congratulations!

Thank

God

we

made

Tiffany Williams-Hamilton, Cosmetology

it."


"We

did

it!

We

made

it!."

Markeda Dixon, Nails Specialty

"Congratulations! wonderful

It's

been

such

a

journey."

Yara Perna, Nails Specialty

"To

my and

"Congratulations!"

Nikki Graham, Radiologic Technology

classmates,

you've

been

I

to

you

hope

I

get

see

awesome

again."

Shakira Henriquez, Administrative Office Specialist


"Thank "Good

luck

and

congratulations!"

you

great!

Tara King, Practical Nursing

been

fun!

experience

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wouldn't

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have

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wanted

other

to

class."

Ryan Robinson, Firefighting/EMT

being

can't

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me,

see

you

what

guys

you

are

do."

Aidan Ramsey-Heil, Cosmetology

"Keep "It's

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going!

Getting

amazing feeling hard

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to

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worth

end all

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work."

Danielle Perales, Massage Thereapy


"Good You

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don't

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to

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anything,

than

that."

Alfreda Carson-Robinson, Culinary Arts

"Never so

will

stop

trying

prevent

new

you

things,

from

being

because who

you

Trevus Bryant, Culinary Arts "I'm day

going to

you

to

see

miss

you

can

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come

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my

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and

hope

one

hopefully,

restaurant."

Alexander Kollar, Culinary Arts

"To

my

fellow

Congratulations

graduates we

made

it!"

Glenda Delgado, Phlebotomy

"Congratulations!"

Jamie Hopkins, Welding

doing are."


T N O I R A M E R A WE C T N O I R A M E R WE A T N O I R A M E R A WE E W R E T H N T E O I G R O T A M E R A WE A E T A E R T C N O N I R CA A M E R A WE ER FUTURE. T T E MARION BEATR WE T N O I R A M E R A E W T N O I R A M E R A E W ION WE ARE THE FUTURE. WE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS. WE ARE MARIONTC.Â

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CONNOISSEUR

Chef's Recipe of the Month

orange almond flan BY: DAMON VITALE

ingredients 3 cups granulated sugar

preparation Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar with 1/4 cup water. Stir until completely dissolved. Place pan over medium heat, stirring

8 large egg yolks

constantly, until syrup begins to bubble. Stop stirring and allow the pan to sit until

4 large eggs

dipped in cold water. Occasionally rotate pan to mix syrup without stirring it, then

syrup begins to turn golden at edges, brushing down any sugar crystals with a brush

1 tablespoon grated

replace over heat. Continue doing this until syrup is evenly golden brown. Pour

orange zest

tilting to spread caramel evenly along the bottom. Set aside.

¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

caramel into an 8-inch round flan mold or cake pan, or 10 to 12 3-inch fluted molds,

In a medium saucepan, mix together remaining 2 cups sugar with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside

¾ cup whole blanched

to cool until lukewarm.

almonds, finely ground,

Whisk together yolks and whole eggs until blended, then pour through a fine mesh

or 1 cup finely ground

strainer into a bowl. Add orange zest, orange juice, and ground almonds. Whisk in

almonds

Cover mold or molds tightly with foil.

sugar syrup. Pour into caramel-lined mold or molds, filling to just below the rim.

Place mold or molds into a larger pan. Pour enough hot water into large pan to reach halfway up side of flan mold. Bake until a knife inserted halfway into flan comes out clean, 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the type of pan and oven used. Allow flan to cool, then refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours. Just before serving, warm base of the pan by dipping it briefly in a pan of hot water. Invert onto a plate, and serve immediately.


CHARLOTTE ODETTE

THE DEMAND FOR SKILLED FRONT OFFICE PERSONNEL IS INCREASING, AND EMPLOYERS ARE SEEKING HIGHLY TRAINED INDIVIDUALS.


BY: TRACEY THORNHILL-PARKER

program spotlight BUSINESS

Marion Technical College Business Management and

Specialist programs require three days on campus and

Administration programs offer three separate

one day online. The Business Management and

“Career In A Year” programs of study for individuals

Analysis program requires three days on campus and

eager to further their education in the business field.

two days online. This allows students more time with

Those programs are Administrative Office Specialist,

family, work or fulfilling the duties of adulthood. The

Medical Administrative Specialist, and Business

Administrative Office Specialist (AOS) program is a

Management and Analysis. Each of these programs

daytime course designed to prepare students to

addresses a specific need within the local business

handle all aspects of front office reception and

community. Due to rapid growth in the local business sector, the demand for skilled front office personnel is increasing, and employers are seeking highly trained individuals.  One of the main emphasis of all three programs is customer service.  The students will receive training in customer service, from managing relationships with customers, co-workers, and clients; to dealing with difficult situations. The three business management and administration programs are “hybrid” programs.  This means students come to MTC’s campus for class, and other

administration. Students are trained to provide administrative, secretarial and clerical support to coworkers, employees and clients in the office. In addition, students learn to maintain an efficient and supportive office environment. The AOS program prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Industry Certification, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint certifications.  Student also receive QuickBooks certification.  All three certifications are recognized by many businesses as desired certifications for incoming staff.  

parts are available online, providing students with the ability to work from home.  Both the Administrative Office Specialist and Medical Administrative   

The Medical Administrative Specialist (MAS) program is a daytime course that trains students specifically in


Medical Office Procedures. Â Graduates of the MAS

communications and human resource management. In

program are equipped to cultivate, manage and

addition, the Business Management and Analysis

maintain a well-run and efficient office within a

program prepares students for Entrepreneurship and

medical practice, clinic or other healthcare setting.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Industry

As the individuals behind the desk and behind-the-

Certifications.

scenes, our students are trained to provide the administrative support necessary to ensure that all patients receive the highest quality of care and service. In addition, the MAS program prepares students for QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Industry Certifications. The Business Management and Analysis program, the newest addition to the business portfolio of Marion Technical College, is an evening course. This program prepares students for employment as  Supervisors or Manager Trainees. The content focuses on skills of business supervision including: 

For additional information regarding these courses, please visit our website, www.mariontc.edu, or contact the Student Services office at Marion Technical College at 352-671-4134.


Need Your

High School Diploma? DID YOU KNOW?

We offer GED classes on our campus, online, and satellite classes - like in Marion Oaks. For more information, contact the GED office at Marion Technical College: (352) 671-4133.


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nails specialty at premiere show

cdl instructor with his newly donated truck

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Practical Nursing

barbering reading for haircuts event

firefighting burn day

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student victims lined the hallways

seniors practiced their triage skills

MEDICAL ASSISTING

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DRILL B e c a u s e b e l i e v e s i t u a t i o n

a t i n

M a r i o n

T e c h n i c a l

h a n d s - o n

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C o l l e g e f o r r e a l

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e v e r y w o r l d .

even the teachers got in on the fun


CULTURE

coe advisory board members BUSINESS

Vanessa Bingamon, Munroe Regional Medical Center Ericka Brown, Munroe Regional Medical Center Rose Cohen, Marion County Public Schools Kandi Crossen, Affordable Divorce Docs., Inc Robyne Fraize, Marion County Board of Commissioners Ryan Lilly, Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) Heather Morey, Munroe Regional Medical Center Bonnie Sorrentino, Popeil & Albright Family Practice


CULTURE

COMMUNITY EVENT CALENDAR Mama Mia! @ The Ocala Civic Theatre May 17-June 17 ocalacivictheatre.com/mamma-mia Paranormal Cirque @ The Livestock Pavillion June 21-June 24 paranormalcirque.com/tickets Ocala Comic Con @ Ocala Hilton June 23 - June 24 ocalacomiccon.com/home After Dark in the Park Movie Series ~ “Basquiat” June 8 @ 8:30 pm Tuscawilla Art Park Disney’s Frozen Sing-A-Long @ Reilly Arts Center June 22 @ 7:30 pm reillyartscenter.com


BE THE VOICE ON THE LINE WHEN THE TOUGH CALLS COME IN GET THE TRAINING YOU NEED FOR A CAREER IN

PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATIONS


ESSENTIAL LIVING

CAREER ESSENTIALS GRADUATION AND BEYOND WRITTEN

BY:

SMOKIE

WEST,

D.B.A.

A.B.D.,

M.B.A

Congratulations on this glorious milestone! You are beaming with pride as your family and friends gather to celebrate this amazing accomplishment. Your focus has been solely on this end goal and now it has arrived. So now what do you do? First, take a deep breath and let it out. Pat yourself on the back and take a moment to clear your head of all the excitement. Is your head clear? I sure hope so because the hard work of finding the perfect job starts for the majority of our graduates! (You mean the program and all the graduation preparations was not the hardest part?) Before you start applying for jobs you need to take the time to craft a professional résumé. You will need one master template that will list all of the contact information, dates of hire, and detailed job-specific information. You should create a separate résumé for every position that you apply for, as well as create one that is generic to email to employers. If you have Microsoft Word, there are hundreds of free résumé templates; however, not everyone has this access. There are numerous free and low-cost résumé building programs available online (https://www.canva.com/templates/resumes/ and https://www.resume4free.com/no_cost_resume.htm). As with any professional document, you must perform a spell check after completing the résumé. If you plan to save the document as a PDF format, have someone else review it before converting the document from its original format. Community resources and résumé assistance may also be available through The Talent Center at the College of Central Florida and Career Source. If you utilize these invaluable resources, ask them to send you the original document in Microsoft Word so you are able to edit the document and modify it for future application opportunities. When you have a polished and professional résumé ready to submit to employers, begin looking online for your dream job. If you know the ideal business, look at their website to see how they accept applications. In the era of technology, only a few jobs offer paper applications that can be completed on site. Many smaller companies post to online job sites such as Indeed, Monster, and Careers.com. Larger companies may have an online application process directly through the company website. Other companies in our area require that you apply with local temporary agencies, then transition to their payroll after a probationary period. If the process is not listed on the website, take a few moments to compile your questions and call the Human Resources Department. Ask them about their specific application and hiring procedures. Before hitting submit on your application, create a tailored cover letter specifically for the job you are applying for. There are examples online for every field that you can use for reference. Find your professional interview outfit and start researching the company. You have the skills needed for your dream job because of your highquality training program so you can take these next steps towards success.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

T N E M E C N E M M CO H T 4 1 E N U J IS

Spring Commencement Ceremony will be at: First Baptist Church of Ocala - 2801 S.E. Maricamp Rd, Ocala, 34471 - at 7:00 p.m.


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