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Breaking the Ultrasound Barrier to Fight Disease
When David Shorr was 56, the then-mortgage consultant in Columbus, OH, noticed some changes in his memory and thinking.

Three years later, the 59-year-old searches for the words to describe it. “It wasn’t sudden, but over time, I knew in my mind that something was different. I wasn’t able to manage some of the stuff that I had been doing before.” He speaks slowly and carefully. “I found that people were seeing what was going on with me. As that went on, it came to a head. I was diagnosed with Alzheimer
Welcome Kimberly Duncan
Casa Loma College Welcomes Kimberly Duncan as New Registrar!

As you pass by the third-floor offices, you will see a new face in the Registrar’s Office. We can thank Google for Kimberly’s arrival at Casa Loma as she had heard through the grapevine there was a registrar position open – she googled Casa Loma and there were so many positive comments from former students about the staff and faculty that she was immediately impressed and decided to apply for the position.  Kimberly knew she
Welcome Steven Giannelli
Please welcome Steven Giannelli, our newest addition to the Casa Loma College family!  

Steven is a welcome addition to the College and our Admissions Department.

Steven recently graduated from CSUN with a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on Law & Society, choosing Political Science as he felt it encompassed a variety of subjects that would cultivate his mind into different areas of society. Steven came to Casa Loma to pursue a career in the education field and to aid
How to Maximize Your Admissions Process
The Office of Admissions offers Information Sessions throughout the year. The free events are open to the public. Please check our Events Calendar for dates.

Program Information Night
Our Program Information Night is for prospective students who are looking for more information about Casa Loma College, our programs and support programs, as well as the admissions and financial aid process. The session lasts abou
Grant Cuellar Helped Students Receive Loan Discharges
In December of 2018, Brightwood College (Van Nuys) closed its doors. More than 30 of the affected students chose to come to Casa Loma College to complete their educational program.

We are very pleased that so far we have been able to assist three of them with seeking full discharge of their Brightwood College federal student loans. Several other students have applied for full loan discharge. By the time their processes have concluded, we will have helped them with more than $40,000 in

Student Spotlight

Michael Simpson

Our March Student Spotlight features our Physical Therapist Assistant student, Michael Simpson. Michael has some words of wisdom for new students …. “know what you’re getting yourself into; you have to give it 100% and understand that there may be sacrifices; but, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel”. 

 Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up? What are your interests?
I grew up in Culver City, but I moved to the San Fernando Valley after high school. My interests are in boxing and music.

What is a cause you are passionate about?
I’m passionate about helping the less fortunate. I grew up seeing my mom dedicate herself to missionary work by traveling to third world countries helping to build schools and getting people in these countries access to medical care, etc. I enjoy helping at food banks which collect and distribute food to hunger relief organizations and in aiding with rescuing animals.

How did your path unfold and who were the faculty and staff who have helped you along that path?
I was a FedEx driver for 12 years and felt unfulfilled in my life – I was looking for a more meaningful life and career. I researched careers that were experiencing growth in the field as well as sustained longevity. Physical Therapist Assistant fell into this category. Before applying to the PTA program, I volunteered at an outpatient facility and fell in love. As time went on, I found myself leaving my Fed-ex job earlier on more occasions so that I could volunteer more hours.

Ms. Alison Hanson has been my most influential and impactful instructor. Her teaching style, organization and her “toughness” have encouraged me in being a better student PTA every day.

What have you learned or are learning that’s made a difference to you?
I’ve learned how to study smarter, not harder, and what study habits work best for me.

What have you learned from other students?
Working with other student’s has taught me how to work in groups and how to communicate with different personalities. And when you want to be confident in your craft, you must devote all your time to perfecting those skills.

What has been your greatest challenge?
Embracing stupidity, facing my fears and stepping out of my comfort zone.

What has been your favorite class so far and why?
PTA Techniques (PTA 142). It was the first class where I knew I would use those skills immediately.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
In high school I wanted to be a veterinarian, but I went to college and received my degree in music engineering.

What would people be surprised to know about you?
My knowledge of every type of genre of music.

What is your plan for after graduation? What type of facility would you like to work in and why?
I’d like to work in an inpatient facility for a couple years – I think it will prepare me for any type of job as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Know what you’re getting yourself into; you have to give it 100% and understand that there may be sacrifices; but, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.


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