Melissa Wright

In 2010, I lost my partner after a four and a half year battle with breast cancer. A few years later, I decided to sell our company and begin the journey into a new career. This involved going back to college at the age of 40. While I was nervous about being surrounded by classmates half my age, I was also incredibly excited about the challenges that lay ahead.

In 2017, after 3 years of working full-time and taking classes part-time, I was accepted into the Radiography program at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Since beginning this program, I have had so many amazing experiences. Part of the Radiography program requires us spending over 1200 clinical hours at local hospitals and urgent care centers where we receive hands-on/real world experience. While working alongside some of the best professionals in the field, it is clear that A-B Tech is going above and beyond to make sure we are ready to enter the workforce upon graduation. I will be graduating in May and am beyond excited to get started in my new career.