Samantha Sprow Named March Rotary Student of the Month

March Rotary Student of the month, Samantha Sprow
March Rotary student of the month, Samantha Sprow.

Terra State Community College student Samantha Sprow has been named the College’s Rotary Student of the Month for March.

Sprow lives in Burgoon, Ohio, with her husband Gavin and family. She graduated from Columbian High School in 2016. She also attended Vanguard Tech Center and Terra State as a CCP student earning high academic honors and receiving the “Excellence in Community Service” award.

While attending Terra State in high school as a CCP student, Samantha fell in love with the atmosphere at Terra because of the smaller class sizes and personal connections with faculty and students. Her career after high school took another path in law enforcement which she loved, but Samantha knew she needed to do more to provide stability for her family and herself and chose to change careers. Samantha is thankful she did because she was scared to make that decision.

Outside of her classes, Samantha volunteers frequently at Terra State as part of the HIT student body organization and at Lakota Elementary school.

Her nominator Jill Caton, Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor for Health Information Technology, compliments Samantha for having personally and professionally exemplary character. She asks questions, meets with faculty outside of class to understand course material, and goes above and beyond what is expected.

“Samantha was the only student who attended the NWOHIMA Coding Roundtable (HIT local association meeting), helping her to meet professionals in the field and positively represent Terra State Community College,” said Caton.

Samantha stated, “Obtaining my degree has been something I have been extremely committed to since the beginning of my journey at Terra State. I have worked hard to maintain all A’s in my program and I am happy to report that I will be graduating with honors. To make obtaining this degree possible for myself, I left my career in Law Enforcement and came to Terra State full time. It was a very difficult decision to make, but I am very glad I made the decision. I always ask questions when I need further clarification on a task or topic. In my eyes, commitment is the first step to success.”

After graduation, Sprow plans to sit for the RHIT certification exam and pass it. From there, she hopes to secure a position at a smaller hospital or facility with a more personal atmosphere.