Concorde’s Tampa Campus Welcomes Jerry Springer

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“Concorde was one of my best vehicles that helped me gain the confidence I needed to change my life. … It all started with a vision, a will and Concorde.”

Lucy Vang
Medical Assistant Graduate
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“I decided to go to school because I was tired of working dead-end jobs. … When I found out I was pregnant, I realized that I needed a better life for me, for my child, for my husband, and just to better myself.”

Trenisha Jones
Dental Assistant Graduate


The students and staff at the Concorde campus in Tampa, FL couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to hold their open house on March 8, when they welcomed the one-and-only celebrity talk show host, Jerry Springer! The CW44-sponsored event brought prospective students, alumni and fans to campus to see up-close what Concorde has to offer - along with lunch and the opportunity to meet Jerry!

"When we were approached by our station partners last year about the event, we were extremely excited," said Lisa Reinhart, Senior Marketing Director at Concorde. "Jerry is a TV icon, and to be able to bring him on campus during our event was an easy decision. Our Tampa campus is a hidden gem, and it gave us the opportunity to showcase what we do to a whole new audience of people."

During the event, guests were able to grab some station swag, have their pictures taken, grab a boxed lunch from Chick-fil-A and take a group tour through both buildings to see our demos in action. Hudson High School even brought a field trip to campus.

After the event, Jerry stuck around campus to take his own tour and spent time with our Surgical Technology students in their demonstration lab. He spoke to the students about the impact that they were making not only to their families but to their communities.

He also talked about the future of health care from the eyes of an aging population and thanked all of our staff for their dedication to our students.

It was a great time had by all!