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GSC Alumni Association Announcements

As Fall is quickly coming upon us, we have announcements to share about the GSC Alumni Association.

The Alumni Board has been renamed the Alumni Advisory Board. It consists of several Alumni, members of the Good Samaritan Foundation and a few College stakeholders. The Board’s goal is to engage all Alumni in meaningful and dynamic ways with other Alumni, Students and the College. We also have added an Executive Committee which meets regularly to manage the implementation of key Alumni initiatives.

This year, we have chosen several initiatives to help us meet our goal of increasing Alumni engagement.

The initiatives are:

  • Alumni Involvement in assisting student learning through the Student Success Center
  • Alumni to Student Career Speed Networking event
  • Alumni Sponsorship of Student Clinical White Coats
  • Young at Heart event (Nov. 16)
  • Homecoming (April 20, 21) now a Triple Event Weekend
  • Common Read with the Author Event
  • Expanded Cheer Up and Cheer On Committee

We’re asking alumni to help by serving on one of the Ad Hoc committees that will help plan these events. Much of the work can be done through email and phone calls, so the time commitments are limited, but your help will be essential to taking each event from an idea to a reality. Please volunteer for one of the ad-hoc committees by emailing me at These initiatives need your help for them to be a success!

Here is a detailed explanation of the changes and the committees. (PDF)

I look forward to working with as many of you as possible to help make this an exciting and successful year for our Alumni!

Kim Lorenz Navaro ‘77

Two new Medical Assistant Training Programs Now Offered at GSC

Registered Medical Assistant Program

A 12-month training program, that will prepare a student to become an entry level Medical Assistant and to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam.

  • Includes a 35-college credit hour course of study followed by a 200-hour practicum. The curriculum will be a combination of classroom clinical, lab and medical office training (delivered in lecture, laboratory, and simulation formats).
  • Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to sit for the RMA exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant. The RMA credential is from the American Medical Technologists (AMT) certification.
  • Start Dates: Fall, 2018
  • Tuition: Through TriHealth and Good Samaritan College, there will be options available to TriHealth employees to cover the tuition and fees for the program and the AMT testing fees. Financial Aid is available.
  • Registering for the Class: Contact Norma Ragland, Manager of the Medical Assistant program at 513-862-3504 or

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program

A preparatory course to give non-certified TriHealth Medical Assistant employees with at least 2 years’ experience, the eligibility to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam.

  • Certification: Through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), which was established as a certifying agent in 1989.
  • Why NHA? NHA has lower costs and online study guides and practice tests. More than 500,000 MAs have been certified through NHA.
  • Start Dates: First session offering is Sept. 25 – Nov. 1. Classes are Monday/Wednesday evenings, 5:30-9pm. Second session offering tentatively set for Nov. 8-Dec. 20.
  • Fees: Through TriHealth and Good Samaritan College, there are options available to Trihealth employees to cover the costs of the review program and CCMA testing fees.
  • Registering for the Class: Contact Norma Ragland, Manager of the Medical Assistant program at 513-862-3504 or

President Hauschildt Recognized by TriHealth Leadership for his Commitment to the College

Our congratulations to President Hauschildt! Recently, at the TriHealth Leadership Development Institute, he was honored with the prestigious Florence Nightingale Ax Award which recognizes team members who “chop down doors” to SERVE the TriHealth mission. In front of a crowd of 800+ TriHealth leaders, President and CEO Mark Clement recognized Jim for his work and leadership of our college over the last 18 months.

President Hauschildt was recognized for:

Remarkable leadership – Making a Difference One Student at a Time!

  • Led a redesign of the College to create a “student centric” organization in order to prepare for current and future challenges in higher education
  • Dramatic improvements in key areas of recruitment, retention and first-time NLCEX success:
      Jan 2016 May 2016 2017 YTD Increase
    GSC Student Recruitment (# of Applications) 250 260 1000+ 285%
    GSH Student Retention 80% 82% 97% 18%
    NCLEX first time pass 67% 79% 89% 13%
  • Developing a Medical Assistant Certificate Program to encourage career advancement for TH team members and to build talent pool of MAs.
  • Leads in a positive fashion in the face of disruptive change and is always supportive and approachable.
  • This humble leader is relentless in a nonabrasive manner in the pursuit of higher performance and student outcomes for the college.

President Hauschildt was one of two Ax Award recipients. He was nominated by Senior VP & Regional Executive Rob Cercek.

Thank You, President Hauschildt for your hard work at our college leading us in our commitment to offer an excellent education to those looking for the opportunity to have remarkable healthcare careers!


  • TriHealth will cover up to $10,000 of BSN tuition for students using the TriHealth Employer Reimbursement Program. All tuition charges above $10,000 will be waived by GSC.
  • GSC will waive all program fees.
  • TriHealth RNs self-paying, the BSN tuition will be charged up to $10,000. Any further BSN tuition charges over $10,000 will be waived.

Besides the Tuition Plan, the College also has implemented a BSN Book Scholarship for all BSN students. By providing a receipt to the Financial Aid office, students will receive a refund for their BSN books.

This new partnership means TriHealth RNs attending the GSC BSN program can essentially get their Bachelor’s degree for free.

For information on how you can attend the BSN program at GSC, contact Admissions at or 513-862-2743


The purpose of the Common Read at GSC is to engage our diverse student population and faculty in a collective conversation that is connected to the multiple concepts that are taught at GSC. Each course and concept explores the Common Read from a different perspective encouraging students to think analytically from another’s viewpoint. The 2017-18 Common Read Book is “Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic”, by Sam Quinones. The GSC website has more information about this topic.

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BlueStreak Newsletter

Read about what is happening at GSC and with our Alumni. This Fall issue also includes the college’s Annual Report. The BlueStreak is published three times per year by the GSC Alumni.

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Event Photos

The following are recent event photos of Good Samaritan College student and alumni activities.

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Calendar of Events

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