Jacqueline Lucius named December Rotary Student of the
Terra State Community College student Jacqueline Lucius has been named the College’s Fremont Rotary Student of the Month for December.
Lucius lives in Fostoria with her husband, Dustin, and three children, Kaylee, Aubrey and Emberly.
She previously graduated from Buckeye Central High School in 2012. Now at Terra State, she is taking classes to earn her Medical Assisting Degree. She already earned two Certificates from the College in May of 2021 in Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy.
“I chose Terra State Community College because I wanted to become a medical assistant, after talking to Terrie Hopkins, the Coordinator of Medical Assisting/Phlebotomy Certificate, I found I could earn my degree in Allied Health and another certification in phlebotomy in a short couple of years,” said Lucius.
Aside from classes, Lucius was co-chair of the Medical Assisting Student Organization (MASO) and volunteered at the COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics at Terra State with the Sandusky County Public Health. While at Terra State, she received many awards including, Academic Achievement in Medical Assisting, MASO Officer Award, Award of Excellence, Outstanding Service Awards for COVID-19 and a Certificate of Achievement Award for Academic Achievement in Phlebotomy.
Terrie Hopkins nominated Lucius because she is a hard worker and deserves recognition for her efforts. “Lucius is always a pleasure to have in the classroom because she not only excels, but she goes out of her way to help everyone who needs it. She is a hard worker when it comes to academics and she is able to balance a family, job and college with ease. I am proud to nominate her for this award,” said Hopkins.
“I chose medical assisting and phlebotomy because I want to make an impact on people’s lives. I also knew that I wanted to work in the medical field in a doctor’s office setting so I could come home and spend the evenings with my family. Going back to school was always a dream of mine and I am so glad I did it and had the support of my family through all the night studying, late classes and time away from them. We all made it work and happen, so becoming a medical assistant was the perfect fit for my life,” said Lucius.
Lucius is on track to graduate with her degree in May of 2023. After graduation, she wants to continue her schooling to become a Registered Nurse.