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Bay State College PTA Student Receives Distinguished Ruth P. Hall Award

By Meaghan Cayer on November 5, 2016
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On November 5, 2016, Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) student Kaitlin Kolesnikoff received the Ruth P. Hall award. This award, offered through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), is designed to recognize a physical therapy and physical therapist assistant student who demonstrate the professional qualities of dedication and caring which exemplified the Physical Therapy career of its namesake, Ruth Hall. 

Taunton Native Applies Bay State College Studies to Local Community

By Meaghan Cayer on September 30, 2016
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KellyMartin Ceme has deep roots in the Taunton, MA community.

He grew up there. He plays for the Taunton Gladiators, a semi-pro football team, and coaches youth football. He knows a lot of the parents and kids from the city. And he's participated in not one, not two, but three Bay State College business programs at the school's Taunton location – from an associate, to a bachelor's, to a master's degree.

It's no surprise that two of KellyMartin's favorite things about Bay State College are the family…

Business Manager Begins College Degree after 35 Years in the Workforce

By Meaghan Cayer on September 29, 2016
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Before his time at Bay State College, Bill Zinkowski never considered himself to be the academic type.

Attending high school in Boston during the racial desegregation of the early 70s came with its challenges, and on top of that, Bill's mother was diagnosed with cancer at the same time. His focus was not on his studies, and his grades suffered as a result.

Upon graduation, he went straight into the work force. Neither of his parents made it past the ninth grade, and an undergraduate degree wasn't…

Healthcare Student Completes Associates Degree, Returns for Bachelor's

By Meaghan Cayer on September 28, 2016
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For our latest student feature, we sat down with Melissa Nater, a healthcare student at Bay State College at Taunton.

Which Bay State College program have you participated in?
I received my Associates degree in Medical Assisting in 2014, and I now have approximately one year left of my Bachelor's in Healthcare Management.

What made you want to pursue a college degree?
I was 16 and pregnant, and I didn't want to be another statistic, so I was driven to continue on with my education. I got that, "Oh…

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