Success Stories

Success Stories

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
- John Dewey

Success Stories recalls the journeys of students who have passed through the youth programs of Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center (NEOAHEC) and on to health careers.  For some the journey was straight forward.  Others traveled a more circuitous route.  But all were seeking the career that fit, the key to happiness. NEOAHEC developed Success Stories as a means to share the stories of a few of those individuals who found their way.  We hope to inspire others who may see the way as difficult. We also want to encourage the continued sponsorship of NEOAHEC programs!

As with any life choice, career decisions should be based on knowing who you are – your interests, aptitudes, values, needs, strengths, and skills.  Health careers offer such a wide variety of possibilities.  Everything from technicians to therapist, direct care to laboratory work, public sector to private sector.  A health career may require anything from a one-year training program to graduate-level education to post-graduate level education.  Exploring what direction to take can help a student avoid needless expense and confusion.Success Stories shows how students in northeast Oregon used their opportunities to explore who they were and the adults they would become.

We hope you find Success Stories inspirational and helpful.  If you are interested on information regarding specific NEOAHEC programs, please contact us at 541-962-3423 or

To view the inspirational Success Stories, click the link below.

NEOAHEC Success Stories (PDF)


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