Healthcare is a vast field with a plethora of possible career paths. Dr. Jennifer Kline, lead instructor for our healthcare science associate degree program, prepares students for the numerous options. With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Dr. Kline has held many roles, such as: teacher, epidemiologist, public health professional, infection preventionist, and nurse.
Dr. Todd Wildey is proud to serve Stautzenberger College students as the Dean of Maumee Campus. Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Wildey grew up helping with his father's landscaping company and grandfather's farm. When his grandfather developed Alzheimer's, Dr. Wildey cared for him while earning his realtor's license and selling real estate. This experience inspired him to later attend medical school.
Andy O'Neal, Dean of Stautzenberger College's Brecksville Campus, has been in post-secondary education administration for over 23 years. Various positions he has held include: Department Chair, Associate Dean, Academic Dean, and Vice Provost. He enjoys coaching faculty to prepare students for the workforce as well as helping graduates find employment. Additionally, he has been teaching college-level courses for 8 years.
Do you see yourself working at a rescue and adoption agency like Tails Humane Society in DeKalb, Illinois? Started in 1999, Tails Humane Society provides “a safe haven for over 3,350 animals each year,” conducts community outreach programs, and offers low-cost spay and neuter services.1 This is where Stautzenberger College graduate Peyton McAllister began serving animals. We are proud of Peyton for graduating from our animal welfare administration program and starting the career of her dreams.
Do you envision yourself helping patients in a healthcare setting? Our patient care technician program prepares students like Chelsee Chanthakham-Fell for a multitude of healthcare careers such as phlebotomist, EKG technician, and nursing assistant. We are proud of Chelsee for following her passion, caring for patients in her community, and graduating from the patient care technician program.
At Stautzenberger College, learning online does not mean learning alone. Dr. Amber Christmas has joined our team as a dedicated Online Student Services Advisor. Serving both the Maumee and Brecksville campuses, Dr. Christmas provides students with assistance and guidance even when they are taking courses at home.
You know you want a new career, but which one do you choose? Having so many options—such as veterinary technician, addiction counseling technician, early childhood educator, and HVAC/R technician—could make you feel so overwhelmed that you keep pushing off the decision and end up not making a choice at all. If indecision has prevented you from switching careers, you're not alone. We hear this from students all the time.
For students' future success, it's vital that career programs supplement lectures with first-hand experience. Lead Instructor John Maier offers both to his students. With over 21 years of experience in the education field, as well as 30 years in a professional environment, John knows how to bridge the gap between education and real-world experience.
You want to help children excel in school, and we understand the significance of their first few years of education. That's why we've welcomed compassionate, experienced instructors like Steve Schutz into our family. Since 2002, Steve has been teaching students eligible for special education services. In 2007, he became an adjunct instructor. Currently, he teaches online programs for an early childhood center.