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Jesus Arizmendi – Northwest Technology Center

First-generation American breaks traditions while repairing cuts and bruises.

THEN: A first-generation American who as a little boy performed first aid on his friends’ cuts and bruises when they were injured. Jesus Arizmendi was always interested in helping people. During his senior year at Alva High School, he enrolled in the health careers certification program at Northwest Technology Center. While enrolled in the health careers program, Jesus:

  • Served as vice president for HOSA, the CareerTech student organization affiliated with health careers education.
  • Was a member of the National Technical Honor Society.
  • Was nominated for the Oklahoma CareerTech Equity Council’s Breaking Traditions Award.
  • Graduated with highest honors.

NOW: On track to complete Northwest Tech’s practical nursing program in October, Jesus plans to enter the nursing program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He would like to become a nurse practitioner and practice medicine in northwest Oklahoma.


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