Keiser University Highlights Occupational Therapy Assistant Student Michelle Huey

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Michelle Huey is not only an outstanding Keiser University student, but she is also a championship BMX racer with her sight set on the 2020 Olympics.


Keiser University student Michelle Huey on her BMX bike.

I truly enjoy making other people’s lives better and I love the fact I can work with patients, ranging in age, lead better lives.

Keiser University’s Fort Myers campus recently discovered one of their Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students is also a championship BMX racer who has received national, state, and regional awards for her racing.

A very mature nineteen year old Huey maintained a 3.33GPA while being one of eight selected to represent the United States of America at the World Championship in Belgium this past July. Huey began racing at the age of twelve and has managed to garner many distinctions in her sport during the years including being the National Champion, The number one girl racer in Florida for the fifth year in a row, as well as being her district and regional champion. In 2014 she won the Gold Cup.

“We are very proud of Miss Huey and her accomplishments both inside and out of the classroom. We are amazed that she finds time to do it all,” said Nancy Tedros, Keiser University Fort Myers Campus President.

When asked why she chose Occupational Therapy Assistant as her career path she shared, “I truly enjoy making other people’s lives better and I love the fact I can work with patients, ranging in age, lead better lives.” She followed up to explain that she enjoys problem solving and finding solutions to help others in order to make a difference.

Huey’s goals don’t stop after earning her existing accolades. Her next goal is to try out for the 2020 Olympics team for BMX racing because she views it as the ultimate athletic dream for any sport. Her current plan is to represent her country at the World Championship in May, located in Columbia, while continuing to work towards the Olympic stage.

About Keiser University: Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate level on 17 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,500 staff and faculty.

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

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