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Student Spotlight: Kellie Stegath

Student Spotlight: Kellie Stegath

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Associate

Career Program: Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Associate
Age: 42
Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Current Residence: Appleton, WI

Why did you choose the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Associate Program?
I enjoy helping others and providing other options to help them create a healthier life for themselves. This is something I’ve always been good at, and I was excited to have the opportunity to enhance my skills by enrolling in school. The AODA program is designed to create a starting point if you are interested in the counseling/social work field. The variety of classes within this program provides a foundation to build upon and open many other doors for yourself.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
All of my classes thus far have been interesting and I see where they will serve a purpose in one form or another. Oral and written communications is important for communicating both internally and externally throughout the day. Psychology was very interesting in learning how the brain functions, and also for learning how to approach situations when the brain does not function properly. I’ve also learned about the importance of reducing the risk of alcohol and other substance abuse, and soon I will begin classes specifically about how the body functions.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?
I chose Fox Valley Technical College because it fit into my life of being married with two children. They offered flexible classes with a large variety of times and days during the week. I had also heard that Fox Valley Technical College was a warm and welcoming place, and that the staff is dedicated to helping you succeed in whatever your goals may be. There are other programs you can participate in, such as Work Study or other student jobs. This helps you make a little extra money and both programs are flexible around your classes.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?
My hope is to work with high school kids or younger in some capacity. I would like to spend some time with the younger generation to try and stop substance addictions from happening before they can start. As adults, we learn many things in life and school, and we have an opportunity to pass our knowledge down to the younger generation to keep them from making similar mistakes. I think I speak for most parents when I say that we always want better for our children.

 

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