“SMC is a great place to go if you want to branch out, brush up, or expand your horizons and do something completely new.”
“I’m taking courses for fun and personal enrichment, like radio broadcast,” says Jacqueline Jameson, who is a Doctor of Chiropractic with many other talents. “I have a lot of classes and too much academic training, I think. I’ve spent a lot of time in the legal/medical arena working for large corporations. And this all led to burnout long ago. I feel that I’m a very creative person,” she continues, “so I want to switch over to creativity before it’s too late.” And Jacqueline reports she may have found the perfect medium for her creativity at SMC.
“I like communication and people have told me they like to hear my voice. So I’m in an advanced broadcasting class with a fellow who spent many years in TV. It’s a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts production environment, and we do it all. So I’ve learned how to control everything in the booth, and I’m ready to go out and do that one woman show.” It’s Jacqueline’s plan to be the audio antidote to the relentless grind of the U.S. health care system. “I like conveying information and, having been in the alternative health arena for 20 years or so, I feel I have a lot of knowledge that could help people put their lives on track and restore good health,” she says. And she notes that access, for the community, occurs at SMC in many forms.
“I’m bringing myself up to speed with ‘computerese’ here,” she says. “And we’ve got an excellent computer center here where you can work to your heart’s content. I was also in an acting class where I was surprised to see actors from long-running TV shows hard at work. SMC is a great place for learning, if you’re at all motivated.”
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