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Tulsa Tech Alum to Attend Boston University

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER
Superintendent

CONTINUING HIS EDUCATION: Victor Chiadi, a Tulsa Tech alumnus, recently graduated from Oklahoma State University and plans to continue his education at Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine. Chiadi credits Tulsa Tech’s Biomedical Science program for preparing him for his collegiate success.


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Tulsa Tech alum Victor Chiadi recently received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Oklahoma State University and has been accepted into Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine for the fall—a tremendous achievement and opportunity that began four years ago when a high school student was simply looking for a science credit.

Because his high school did not offer an Advanced Placement chemistry class, something Chiadi knew he would need for college, he applied to attend Tulsa Tech’s Biomedical Science program.

Each year, students in Tulsa Tech’s Biomedical Science program explore the concepts of medicine in physiology, genetics and microbiology, as they perform hands-on activities to examine the processes, structures and interaction of the human body. The curriculum for this program focuses on science and math, giving students an opportunity to design innovative solutions to meet the health challenges of the 21st century.

At the time, the Tulsa East Central High School junior hoped that the challenging program would help to prepare him for college classes, and he was not disappointed, he says.

“Much of the curriculum translated right into several of my classes at OSU, especially during my freshman year, with classes like general biology.”

The Biomedical Science program is a Project Lead The Way certified two-year program, and during the second year, students not only demonstrate the skills they have learned but also focus more on working in a lab environment.

“During the second year, there was more lab work, so it placed more responsibility on me and my lab partner to be able to follow assignments closely, perform the lab work, and develop solutions while we were learning,” says Chiadi.

Eddie Maggard, Jr., a Tulsa Tech Biomedical Science instructor, strives to duplicate the same lab environment and procedures that his students will encounter as they continue their education and move toward their individual careers.

“The way Mr. Maggard conducted our labs is almost identical to my experiences while in college,” Chiadi says. “He was always available, but the class was more of a self-driven environment, and we were responsible for our work in the lab. This experience was very similar to the role of a TA (teaching assistant) in our college lab environment.”

Maggard is proud of his former student and feels Chiadi has already demonstrated that he possesses all of the necessary skills to succeed.

“Victor was an excellent student, very self-driven, and always working toward a goal,” says Maggard. “His outgoing personality, combined with his desire to be always searching for answers made him a great person to have in our group.”

The newly-accepted dental student will always be thankful for his experiences at Tulsa Tech, he says, and he encourages others to explore the many career training options available to high school students.

“I would recommend Tulsa Tech to everyone,” Chiadi says. “Whether you plan to study for a career or decide to attend college, the friendships I developed with both my instructors and fellow students were some of my greatest times.”

We are extremely proud of Victor Chiadi as a Tulsa Tech alum and thankful to have been a part of his journey.

When it comes to inspiration and influence, however, we do not mind finishing a close second place.

“My mom is a nurse, and she has been one of the biggest influences in my life,” Chiadi says. “She managed to work and raise two boys, all while she attended school. I will always be thankful to her for teaching us the value of a great education.”

If you are currently looking for a challenging new career for both high school and adult students, quality corporate training and consulting, or exciting evening and weekend classes, Tulsa Tech invites you to visit today. For more information, please call 918-828-5000, or visit online at tulsatech.edu.

Updated 05-31-2017

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