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Congratulations to EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Medical Assistant student Dawn Demaree of Huron for being selected as a recipient of the $1,250 Maxine Williams Scholarship. Hundreds of applicants applied for this national scholarship, but only four scholarships were awarded. As part of her scholarship award, she will also receive a one-year membership to the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Demaree wrote an essay on why she wanted to be a Medical Assistant. Other criteria’s included grades and attendance.
Demaree is completing her final 200 hours at her practicum experience with Mercy Physician Group in Vermilion. She graduated from EHOVE Medical Assisting program in June 2015.
“I started crying,” said Demaree. “I was so excited. I just could not believe it. EHOVE is a wonderful program for anyone who wants to be a Medical Assistant. The teachers are wonderful, and I could not do any of this without their support and my classmates. I would like to thank the AAMA-it really helped a lot. I would also like to thank my instructors.”
Maxine Williams was the very first president of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). The AAMA has 44 state societies and is the leading professional organization for medical assistants-the only organization dedicated solely to medical assistants.
“We are very proud of the hard work she has accomplished and her continued advancement towards her professional goal of obtaining the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential,” said Tonya Lloyd, Medical Assistant Director and Coordinator.