Dear Sir / Madam,
My name is Steven Russell and I have been seeing a counselor at Alexian Center for Mental Health approximately once a month for the last 2 years. I was also a member of the NAMI group meetings on Monday nights. In the second half of 2008 I decided to restart my education with a degree in Cardiac Technology at Harper, inspired by a family member who took the same path. Serendipitously shortly after, Maxine Goldstein from the Alexian Center contacted me and asked if I would be interested in a college orientation class offered at the center, by a faculty member of Harper. I jumped at the chance. It was there that I met Stacey Watson of Access and Disabilities services for Harper. Many of my questions were answered during the course of that class, and I earned a college credit from it as an added bonus. Two semesters later after getting A's and B's, I was selected to receive the Tom Thompson award for achievement through ADS. Now I have been accepted into the Cardiac Tech program and can begin my studies .