Going to school online certainly has its perks; the “classroom” is wherever you want it to be, and you are not constrained to a strict time schedule. Flexibility of time and place are just a few of the benefits for students participating in online learning, but you can go through your entire program without any face-to-face interactions. This inspired Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) to host its first ever “Meet and Greet” for its online students on Saturday August 13th.
This event took place at Whiskey Joe’s Beach Bar in Clearwater, Florida. Students, along with their families, came out to not only meet one another but the Campus Director, Director of Learner Services, Career Services representatives, and other UMA faculty and staff. The students and their families were served food and there were fun giveaways, including t-shirts and beach balls for the children.
Derek Apanovitch, the Campus Director, and Joe Piechura, Director of Learner Services, addressed the crowd with brief speeches, expressing their appreciation for the students’ and the families’ dedication to getting an education. One student said “ I would like to thank you for inviting me to the Meet and Greet Saturday, I really enjoyed meeting everyone involved in the classes, it made me feel proud to be enrolled in the program.”
Ultimate Medical Academy had a great time getting to know the online students better. It was a great day of meeting, eating, and having fun!