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Ashley Booth – Staff Highlight

Ashley Booth is an essential member of the admissions team at United Career Institute. She started in June of 2021 and has loved her time here, helping people find their path to a brighter future. Her goal is “to continue building the Practical Nursing program and working with people on their journey towards a better … Read more

Breanna Specht – Staff Highlight

Let us introduce one of United Career Institute’s Adult and Nursing Admissions Advisor, Breanna (Bre) Specht. Bre graduated from Seton Hill University in 2019 with her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Before joining the UCI Irwin team in June of 2021, Bre worked as an Early Head Start teacher and as a building … Read more

Jenna Sersen – Staff Highlight

Meet United Career Institute’s newest Financial Aid Advisor, Jenna Sersen! “Jenna attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her degree in business with a minor in economics. Graduating from school is  Jenna’s proudest accomplishment, as she worked hard to balance her school, work, and personal life. Outside of work, Jenna enjoys spending time … Read more

Kaitlyn Hawthorne – Staff Highlight

Meet United Career Institute’s new Career Management Director (CMD), Kaitlyn Hawthorne! Kaitlyn attended Duquesne University, where she received her degree in Secondary Education and Mathematics. Before joining the UCI team at both our Irwin and Mount Braddock campuses, Kaitlyn lived in five different states and worked as a server and in appraisal management but found … Read more

Harrison Hess – Staff Highlight

Let us introduce Harrison Hess, United Career Institute’s new IT Technician! Harrison joined the UCI Irwin team after graduating from the Information Technology program at West Virginia Junior College (WVJC). Check out the video to learn more about Harrison’s background and how he puts his experience and skills to good use to help the students … Read more

Stacey Mantich – Staff Highlight

United Career Institute is pleased to introduce you to Stacey Mantich, a valued member of our practical nursing faculty!  Stacey obtained her Registered Nurse (RN) Diploma from St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing and then, later on, obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Waynesburg University. When it comes to experience, Stacey … Read more

Stacey Davis – Staff Highlight

“Being in control of your own motivation and happiness is a great feeling!” Those are the words of the newest team member of United Career Institute Irwin’s Campus, Stacy Davis. “I like to motivate myself, and that can be very rewarding.” Stacey’s path to joining our team may not have been a traditional one. She … Read more

Sonya Over – Staff Highlight

United Career Institute Mt. Braddock is excited to introduce Sonya Over, our very own Financial Aid Advisor! Sonya’s professional journey began back in 1993 when she graduated Summa Cum Laude from California University of Pennsylvania. She worked hard also to pass the CPA exam in May of 1993. Before landing at United Career Institute, Sonya … Read more

Campus Safety – Mt. Braddock

At United Career Institute Mt. Braddock, we take pride in making our students feel at home. Part of making our students feel at home is making their health and safety our top priority. Campus safety can mean many different things. It could be protecting their psychological health by offering a safe place to talk and … Read more

Erin Messer – Faculty Highlight

Erin Messer is an adjunct instructor at United Career Institute Irwin. She has an MBA, a Doctorate in Pharmacy, and is currently earning her Doctorate in Education. She started her career working in research & development for a pharmaceutical company and eventually moved into a medical affairs role. Erin has also worked in long-term care … Read more