Gabrielle Jamison – Student Highlight


My name is Gabrielle Jamison and I am a student at Ohio Valley College of Technology. Coming to OVCT was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time.  Before attending OVCT, I attended another college in Columbiana County and received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. While I did earn a degree, my experience there was just okay.

Gabrielle Jamison

Before attending OVCT,  I was a stay at home mother. I was unsure of what I wanted to do, which caused me to become overwhelmed and stressed. I chose to come to OVCT because it is local, it has small class sizes, and the Dental Assisting program provides me with hands-on training and the training I need to earn my certifications. I chose to attend the Dental Assisting program because I love helping people and making them happy. What better way to do so than help them maintain a healthy smile?

My favorite part about attending OVCT is having instructors that truly want you to succeed.  Having a small class size makes learning all of the new material a lot easier than trying to focus over the bustle of a larger classroom. The teachers make this experience so great that I don’t think I have just one favorite teacher. They are all different. Mr. Ream keeps learning fun. Mrs. Poynter challenges me to do better. Mrs. Stine is a sweetheart and makes learning easy and Mrs. Martin makes me want to be a better person.

After graduation, my ideal job is to be a dental assistant in a dentist’s office. A long term goal I have with my career selection is that I would like to be peaceful, positive, and productive. I want to be able to take care of my family and continue to be there for them when they need me. Coming to OVCT was one of the best decisions I have made and I would refer a friend to OVCT if they were looking into furthering their education.