Ultimate Medical Academy Recognizes 43 Online Students Becoming Members of Alpha Beta Kappa
Tampa, Fla., July 19, 2019 – The Online Campus of Ultimate Medical Academy, the Tampa, Florida-based nonprofit school that prepares adult students for careers in healthcare, is recognizing 43 students as the institution’s newest members of the Alpha Beta Kappa (ABK) National Honor Society.
“We are proud to recognize our Online students who have achieved this prestigious honor,” said Melanie Hovland, Associate Director of Academic Affairs. “UMA is ecstatic about our students’ accomplishments and will continue to live by our goal to Champion Student Outcomes as they pursue careers in the growing allied healthcare industry.”
ABK honors students who achieve a 3.85 CGPA and complete 30 or more credit hours. UMA’s Online ABK honorees are enrolled in or have recently graduated from diploma or associate of science degree programs to help prepare them for careers in allied healthcare roles. The following graduates have studied:
Healthcare Management (Associate of Science) – Ammie Taylor, Angela Barrier, Angela Morgan, Areyona Bell, Erick Terry, Jackelin Estrada, Sandra Cole, Sandy Bacorn and Ranita Goodwin
Health and Human Services (Associate of Science) – Bianca Soto, Heather Moore and Sara Dorsey
Health Information Technology (Associate of Science) – Barbara Brown Seidel, Jacqueline Pilpil, Erica Contreras and Regina Roberson
Health Sciences – Healthcare Technology & Systems (Associate of Science) – Shelia Perez Ramirez and Andria Matt
Health Sciences – Medical Administrative Assistant (Associate of Science) – Darien Broxton, Jessica Purty, Sierra Torrence, Tasha Custis, Brittany Chalk and Maricarl Romero
Health Sciences – Medical Office and Billing Specialist (Associate of Science) – Edesha Wheeler, Ashley Myers, Lateefah Watson, Christine Ostrowski, Kassandra Bennett and Venus Kiddy
Health Sciences – Pharmacy Technician (Associate of Science) – Danielle Linton and Sarai Ortiz
Medical Administrative Assistant (Diploma) – Andrew Anderson
Medical Billing and Coding (Diploma) – Tonia Goodier and Megan Reese
Medical Billing and Coding (Associate of Science) – Belinda Bright, Christine Peterman, Claudia Ayala, Jennifer Wombough, Abigail Anthony, Theresa Obrien, Josephine Ocana and Tiana Kelley
ABK is the “premier national honor society” for America’s private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities. The purpose of ABK is to encourage and recognize superior student academic achievement, character and leadership. The qualifications of membership are excellence in classroom, shop, studio and laboratory work; leadership and service in class and school activities; and personal integrity and good moral character.
UMA was granted a charter of ABK in 2014.
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 55,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to more than 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. Additionally, UMA has three centers for Continuing Medical Education (CME) that provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to medical practitioners nationwide. Each CME is individually accredited. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The continuing medical education programs are not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation from ABHES.