HARVEY, LA- Adrian Cummings, long time Harvey resident and mother of two, is finally headed back to school in the fall of this year.
She’ll begin completing night classes towards the medical coding program at Delgado Community College. The three semester program includes courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, billing and computer literacy.
She decided to broaden her education at the age of 56, after being out of school for over 20 years. The decision did not come without its challenges and roadblocks. It took a while to source the funds to pay for the classes and to find a schedule that worked for her new life as a student.
“It’s been a long time coming,” said Adrian. “I had to work very hard to get funds and to find the time to get to classes. I’m really proud to say that I’m working towards a better future.”
The change came at the urgings of her children and husband, who all wanted to see the hard worker have an opportunity to change her life. After a year of contemplating, she agreed that it was time for a switch. She chose medical coding after buying a book on the topic a few years ago, studying it independently and finding the subject matter interesting.
“It’s never too late to go back to school,” said a smiling Adrian, as she placed her brand new backpack on her living room table, which is surrounded by warm photos of family and friends. “As long as you have confidence and believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything.”