International Alum Maintains Ties with Hocking College
Michael Nkrumah graduated from the Hocking College Medical Assistant program in 1999. A beneficiary of the International Service Scholarship, Nkrumah made the trip from Ghana to Nelsonville, Ohio in the winter of 1997 to pursue an Associate's Degree in Medical Assistant.
"Although it was much too cold for my liking, I fell in love with Nelsonville and Hocking College immediately," Nkrumah said. Meeting international students, and interacting with helpful friends and instructors allowed Nkrumah to feel at home at Hocking.
Upon graduation, Nkrumah found his degree helpful in achieving success in his career. He held previous positions including pathologist assistant, clinical research coordinator and forensic legal death investigator.
Recently, Nkrumah has prepared a group of nursing and allied health professionals to visit Hocking College to create an exchange program between accredited health institutions in Africa and Hocking College. This program would also offer current Hocking College students, faculty and alumni an opportunity to study abroad.
The Ghana team met with President Erickson to discuss details about an exchange program. The team is currently working to expand the program for various departments within Hocking College and the respective colleges in Africa.