On campus, Medical Office Administration student, Kimberly Campbell, is a familiar face. As the Vice President of OVCT’s Student Government Association, she plays an active role on campus and within the community. She has been recognized by her teachers and peers for going above and beyond to foster OVCT’s WE CARE values and to make all feel like an important part of the OVCT family.
Prior to starting her college career at OVCT, Kim was a decal printer at Homer Laughlin China Company for over 23 years. She knew she wanted something close to home and had heard many great things about the school from her cousin who was already a student. Her career ambition was to get out of factory work and acquire an office and medical focused career. After speaking with Admission’s Advisor, Donna, Kim realized that Medical Office Administration was the perfect fast-paced program for her. “I decided to pursue Medical Office Administration because I wanted to know how things are done behind the scene” She was eager to learn more about insurance verification and processing, how coding and billing is conducted and for what purpose, and how office personnel plays a critical role in an effective medical office.
It was not long after starting at OVCT that Kim joined Student Government. “Student Government is a great way to get involved and meet people. I like planning stuff with others and seeing it through. We have so much fun and I especially love the opportunities to help others”. Her favorite memory of OVCT “was the huge crowd of 200+ people that came through the school for our 2019 Community Holiday Party. I could not believe how many cookies and cocoa we went through and how many people we made smile!”
However, Kim’s favorite part of OVCT are all of the people she has met. “They lift you up even on your worst day. They find a way to make you feel better.” When asked who her favorite teacher is, she stated “I love all of them! Every single teacher goes above and beyond.” Further, she shared about her favorite class. “My favorite classes, although they are challenging, are Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Coding.”
Kim’s career goals are to finish her Medical Office Administration training, earn her Associate Degree, and obtain her certification as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist. From there she looks forward to starting her career at a local office or hospital.
Kim loves heavy metal music, going to concerts and the zoo, and crafting. She is the mother of a teenage daughter who is a junior at Oak Glen. She feels OVCT has become a significant part of her identity and has forever impacted the course of her life. Her advice to new students: “ask questions, get to know your teachers, get involved with student government, step out of your comfort zone, and remember everyone here has been where you are.”