Spotlight: Jeanetta Mastron
By Brent Davis, PhD
Jeanetta was hired October 1, 1999, when we were known as the American Institute of Health Sciences. This makes her one of our longest serving employees.
Jeanetta was born in Jamestown, NY, the younger of two sisters. She has a larger extended family, lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins most in the east; some I have never met. There are more in Italy as well. She celebrated her 43rd wedding anniversary on November 3, 2022.
Jeanetta is inspired by all her students’ learning—”the look on the face of a student who just learned something new from me (when the “light bulb turned on”).” And, when a student takes what they just learned from her and creates something new with their own “twist.”
Now in her “golden years,” she prays for good health for herself, her family, and her friends. What are her hopes and dreams?
I hope to continue to “work with” students as long as I am capable of tutoring, teaching, conducting workshops, assisting students with library services, demonstrating and teaching dosage calculations, study skills, and concept learning techniques.
I hope to write a sequel to a book that my childhood friends wrote and released in December 2021: “Black, Brown, and White: Stories Straight Outta Compton.”
I dream and hope to one day soon return to vacation spots that I have enjoyed over the years with my husband: Hawaii (anywhere!), and Sedona, AZ (to explore Red Rocks more, and partake of and revive from the spiritual energy of the vortex), San Francisco, CA (to purchase a hanging duck and eat it while roaming the streets of old Chinatown), and Disney World’s Epcot Center, Fl (to see and learn from all that I missed the first time).
I dream/hope to, am inspired to try new things too! New foods or restaurants, new games with my family, new locations to visit, new gadgets.
AUHS is thankful for Jeanetta’s many years of service and prays that all her hopes and dreams come true. As she spotlights the learning of her students, we return the spotlight back to her.