Presenting our National Anthem

Our National Anthem for the 2021 Remington College Virtual Commencement is being Performed by Sarah Campbell, Manager of Quality Assurance for Instructional Technology. We would like to thank Sarah for contributing her talents on this special day for our students.

Opening Remarks

Heather Hensell, Ed.D. – Associate Provost

Dr. Hensell serves as the Associate Provost for Remington College. She taught both online and face-to-face for 12 years prior to joining Remington College in August of 2017. Heather earned her doctorate in higher education leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University and has a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree in family studies from Texas Woman’s University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of North Texas. When she’s not cheering on the students at Remington College, Heather enjoys reading and instant film photography. She’s currently working on her first creative non-fiction short story and hopes to begin a Master of Fine Arts program in creative non-fiction in 2022.

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Outstanding Staff

Terri McCall

Terri began her journey of higher education at the historic Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Art in Dramatics and Speech and Teacher Certification. She earned a Master of Education in Educational Management at Strayer University.  She has worked in Christian Education publishing as a Copywriter and Curriculum Associate. She has served in higher education in various departments such as academics, student support, campus leadership and career services.

In addition to working in education, she’s also served as a board member and president for the Tennessee Proprietary Business School Association (TPBSA), which is a sister agency to Tennessee Association of Independent Colleges and Schools (TAICS), representing Tennessee’s proprietary institutions of higher learning with the legislature and regulatory entities critical to your success including the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Terri has been awarded Who’s Who in Higher Education, Career Services Director of the Year and a host of other awards. Terri was honored to present to her peers at the Regional Leadership of Higher Education Institution on the importance of Career Services and Alumni Relations. Her desire is to continue to grow in her career educating men and women.

Outstanding Faculty

Mary Rophael

Mary is the Dental Assisting Department Chair at Remington College, Nashville Campus. She joined Remington 11 years ago and has 20 plus years of dental experience .

Born and raised in Egypt, she went to Dental school there, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental surgery from the University of Alexandria Egypt, in 2001. She had her own practice for almost 6 years during which she treated more than 3,000 patients with various dental problems. She then moved to the states and has been living in Tennessee for the past 16 years. Swimming and listening to music and friends gathering are among her favorite hobbies.

In her own words, “My passion has always been Dentistry and I love teaching, it makes me so excited to share my knowledge and clinical experience with my students.”

Outstanding Student

Tamara Hensley

Tamara was an outstanding student, she  can work in a group and motivate others, is very enthusiastic about learning and always seeking improvement, and she was always positive, cooperative, punctual, and friendly.

She completed the program successfully with a 3.69 GPA, did exceptional on her Externship, and was hired right after she completed her hours.

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Tamara has wanted to be in the dental field since she was 12 years old and got her braces.

In her own words:

“I might be the only 12 year old that was excited to get braces! Once I saw how beautiful my teeth looked I knew I wanted to work in the dental field when I grew up. I wanted to help someone like my orthodontist team helped me! I am now working at an Endodontics office in Brentwood, TN. It’s a lot different than orthodontics, but I love my job and watching our doctors save teeth! Its so amazing being able to help make the experience enjoyable and help save teeth that our patients thought they would have to get extracted.

I am so thankful for the staff at Remington College not only for teaching me everything I know and shaping me into the assistant I am today, but they also helped me after I was done with classes with getting everything I needed to apply for my license! They were so helpful when the pandemic started with questions I had and reassuring me that they would help me with anything I needed to help with the process we were having to go through due to the pandemic!

My experience at Remington College was everything I could have imagined and more! I am so thankful for the teachers and staff that helped me get to where I am today! Thank Ms Mary, you have no idea how appreciative I am for you!! You were an amazing teacher and so helpful. Mr. Whitman and Mr. Groves too! They were so amazing and Mr.Whitman really prepared me for what I would experience in a dental office!”

Commencement Speaker

Jesse Klenk – Director of Campus Administration

A native of Tennessee, Jesse Klenk began his career in education 15 years ago with a culinary school in California. After working in California, Jesse worked in Memphis and Charlottesville before joining Remington College in 2018 first as the Campus Director at the Mobile, Alabama campus and most recently as the Campus Director here in Nashville. When not serving his students, Mr. Klenk stays busy with his two young children, Heidi and Adler.

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Presentation of Graduates

It is time to recognize the hard work of our graduates and wish them well in their future endeavors.

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