Tri-C Famous: Marquita Rockamore
#TriCFamous is a bimonthly feature that introduces readers to the people who make the College work while providing a sneak peek into their lives off campus.
Marquita Rockamore is the director of Health Industry Solutions at Tri-C’s Corporate College®. She has been involved in workforce development for 20 years — nine of them with the College’s Workforce, Community and Economic Development division. She loves helping businesses develop solutions to address their talent pipeline needs. Learn more about Marquita — and how she got her “foot” in the door of the health care industry — in this week’s Tri-C Famous.
- Tell us about your first “real” job.
At 15, I was hired as a billing assistant for a podiatry group that had 11 offices. I worked for them throughout high school and on breaks until my junior year in college. I was eventually promoted to medical administrative assistant. I learned how to manage the front office; schedule appointments, labs and surgeries; and process billing. I also prepared patient rooms, took medical histories and sterilized equipment. That job taught me how to multitask.
- What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m a news junkie. I love watching the news — mostly national, but I also like watching local news, network news shows and PBS. Many of my friends obtain their news online, but they always come to me for details.
- What’s your favorite thing about working for Tri-C?
I love how focused we are on creating access for those who would not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue a degree or certification. The pandemic has highlighted Tri-C’s commitment to using its resources to support the community. I believe we were able to pivot as quickly as we did because we were already focused on eliminating barriers. My colleagues who work with students — and the leaders who support them — are the College’s greatest resource.
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February 09, 2021
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