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Joan Sherrard

Joan Sherrard is the Director of Career Services at HCI College. Her background includes 12 years as a Director and Regional Director of Career Services. Prior to working in higher education, Joan worked as a recruiter and account executive for Healthcare Staffing. Her experience in working with employers from within medical offices, hospitals, labs, diagnostic centers, and skilled nursing facilities, provides students with information to help them understand the medical industry and become successful. Joan has spent much of her career in higher education in South Florida, working with Nursing, Medical Assistants, C.N.A, EMT, Paramedics, Veterinary Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Culinary just to name a few.

Joan is very student focused, team oriented and understands the importance of finding our graduates meaningful careers. She assists students and graduates with resume writing, interviewing, job search, professionalism, and career goal setting. Joan holds both her BBA and MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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Jennifer Dingee

Jennifer Dingee is the Veterinary Assisting Program Manager at our West Palm Beach Campus. She is a true Florida Native and grew up in Loxahatchee, FL. She is a certified Veterinary Technician who has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s in Veterinary Technology and a Master’s in Public Health.

Jennifer is married with 3 kids. Some of her greatest passions are educating others when it comes to animal health as well as the best dog breed in the world, Boxers! Besides her dogs, she also has two cats, a Siamese and Devon Rex. She would like to continue her own education and receive a Master’s in Veterinary Medicine.

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Dr. Avis Chapman-Reese

Dr. Avis Chapman-Reese is our Dean of Academic Affairs. For over 20 years, Dr. Avis Chapman-Reese’s mantra has always been, “Teaching should be done with PASSION”! She has extensive experience in the field of education serving in the capacities of Classroom Teacher (Miami-Dade County Public Schools and School District of Palm Beach County) for Grades 6-8 in Exceptional Student Education, ESE Program Coordinator, Assistant Principal, Associate Professor (Central State University College of Education), Professor (Palm Beach State College -Education), Associate Professor (Alliant International University- Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member), and Dean of Education. Courses taught include Foundations of Education, Multicultural Education, Assessment and Measurement, Early Childhood Nutrition and Safety, Teaching Diverse Populations, Individuals with Special Needs, Student Teaching, Capstone Seminar, Strategies for College Success, and Student Life Skills.

She has devoted much of her career to the development and enhancement of curriculum framework, school improvement plans, student and faculty retention and campus-wide operations. One of her biggest accomplishments as a Dean of Curriculum and Academic Affairs has been the implementation of Professional Development for Faculty that assists Instructors with incorporating teaching strategies within the classroom as well as identifying adult learners with learning disabilities.

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