ENTERPRISE – With the mission of encouraging students to reach their maximum potential while building careers for themselves that will strengthen the regional medical community, Dothan resident Melissa Rosenthal has accepted the significant role of leading Enterprise State Community College’s new Medical Assistant Technology program, which begins this fall.
ESCC is pleased to announce Mrs. Rosenthal’s position as Director of MAT at the college, effective July 2. Mrs. Rosenthal will oversee all of ESCC’s MAT instruction, which includes an Associate in Applied Science in MAT, as well as the following credentials through the MAT program: Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT); Phlebotomy Technician (CPT); Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA); Certified EKG Technician (CET); Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA); Certified Medical Assistant (CMAA); and Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist Certification (CMRS).
ESCC’s MAT program will augment two other healthcare programs – Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Medical Technology – currently offered at ESCC. Medical Assisting will prove an alternative for students who do not desire to serve as first responders but who still wish to be directly involved in patient care.
“We are excited about Mrs. Rosenthal joining our team at ESCC,” said ESCC President Matt Rodgers. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the medical field. I know she is eager to develop relationships with students, school administrators and local leaders in the medical industry. It is an exciting time starting any new program. I have no doubt we have selected the right person to help build an outstanding Medical Assistant Program at ESCC.”
Mrs. Rosenthal comes to ESCC from her alma mater, Wallace Community College, where she served as a MAT instructor. Her career encompasses more than 10 years in MAT profession and instruction.
Mrs. Rosenthal said she is honored to be a part of ESCC.
“Getting an education gives hope and confidence that builds character and empowers people to make a difference in their life and in the lives of others,” she said.
“Career technical education courses enhance students’ education and career outcomes. My vision is for ESCC to grow a MAT program that will benefit students and the local medical community.”
One of Mrs. Rosenthal’s favorite quotes by author John C. Maxwell is, “Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential and sowing seeds that benefit others.”
Her hobbies including spending time with family, golfing, boating and traveling.
Mrs. Rosenthal is married with five children and one grandson.
Cutline: Melissa Rosenthal, Enterprise State Community College’s new Medical Assistant Technology program director3