If we have said it once, we've said it a thousand times - OUR STUDENTS ARE THE BEST! Grace Nguyen is a student in the evening Pharmacy Technician diploma program in Ottawa. According to her instructors, "Grace is a very friendly, cooperative student, ever willing to assist her classmates. She has always been the voice of the class. She is an excellent student." Grace is a university graduate with maturity and good study ethics. When the group was learning on campus, she would always step forward to make things easier for her classmates.
Grace secured a pharmacy job when Shopper's Drug Mart associates came to the campus to address the students as guest speakers. They instantly liked her proactive nature and offered her a job as a Pharmacy Assistant.
With the COVID-19 situation, ACA turned to online instructing and learning. It has been a struggle for some of the students but they are adapting well.
Instructor Asfiya says: "The class as a whole is very cooperative and are trying to make the online learning as supple as possible by being united. I really appreciate this as I see them grow positively."
Here is a letter written by Grace to her instructors to offer her services:
Hi Asfiya & Khushboo,
Yesterday’s conversation had me thinking a lot about how I want to help our class and you both as my teachers in this time. This season is difficult for many and everyone is trying their best to manage with what they have. I hear and feel for the struggles of my classmates, but also for you both as you are carrying our burdens and your own too. With that being said, I just want to offer up my help in whatever way I can.
Online learning is challenging for many and I know you are already doing the best that you can to make things engaging and understandable for everyone. However I also know you only have so much time. I’ve offered to Khushboo to help make concise study notes for the class about Medical Devices, but if there is a need for videos or something you are not able to do in your own time don’t hesitate to let me know. I will do the best that I can to help you and our classmates.
I just wanted to take time to say thank you too, because I really truly appreciate what you are doing. No one could have even predicted this situation, but you both have taken up so much as our teachers to provide for us and I see that. Grateful to have you as my teachers.
Grace, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your kindness, leadership and willingness to help others - you are truly an inspiration!