Murfreesboro 2015 Winter Term Student Success - Samantha Frazee

Written by: 
Deborah Brown, Murfreesboro Campus President

Samantha Frazee came to Daymar College in Murfreesboro, a non-traditional student determined to shift the focus and direction of her life.  She had been a stay-at-home mom since the age of 16.  Although very proud of her 3 daughters and the time she was able to be at home with them, when her two older daughters ultimately went to college at MTSU, Samantha began to dream of mapping a different future for herself as well… she dared to believe it was “her time.”  She had always wanted to work in the medical field since she was a young girl. When she decided to focus again on this dream, however, the concept of her pursuing a career path “outside the home” created conflicts in her marriage.  She and her husband separated, and she found herself a single mom – her youngest daughter still at home – with no job and no career prospects.  This was when her path led her to Daymar College where she enrolled in the Medical Assisting program. 

Initially, she did not have confidence in her ability to succeed; she had been told that she was not “smart enough” and would not be able to do it.  She said the staff and faculty at Daymar College were the ones who inspired her to believe in herself and stay true to her dream… and she did just that.  Moving through her entire program with a 4.0 GPA, Samantha also took every opportunity to participate in all campus activities and give back to others along the way.  She has been a quiet inspiration to all who know her. 

Samantha graduated with her Medical Assisting Diploma in December 2014 and is currently continuing her education in the Associate Degree program.   Samantha says, “I would not have been able to do it without the people at Daymar College.  This was the best decision I ever made.”  With her renewed confidence in herself and her own chosen path ahead, Samantha wants the same for others and encourages everyone she knows to go to school… it’s never too late to make it “your time.”   

Learn more about the Medical Assistant Program at Daymar College.