Shane Bison '12

What impact did La Roche have on you as a person? 

I came from a place where very few get the opportunity to better themselves and their families. Seeing the diversity of students from far-away places, separated from their families, showed me that many people make a commitment and dedicate themselves to a better life.

How did La Roche prepare you for your current job as a nurse anesthetist? 

Dr. Robert McBride and Dr. Don Fujito were excellent professors in providing me with the basic fundamentals of anesthesia that allow me to understand the practice and art of anesthesia.

What are you most proud of when you look back on your La Roche experience? 

I am proud to have a college degree and my master’s degree. I am the first and only in my family to have achieved this level of education.

What is your favorite memory of being a student at La Roche? 

My classmates were my family away from home for 24 months. We supported each other through so many difficult times, and I am thankful for each and every one.

Describe an experience with a faculty or staff member who made a strong, positive impact on you. 

Each specific instructor related to my program was exceptional. All involved were very special and instrumental in understanding the grueling schedule, time, clinical demands and stress that each of us endured.

What advice do you have for our students? 

Understand and learn that most job contracts are negotiations. Ask for the moon because you may get it. Even if you fall short, you end up with only the sun. Either way, don’t settle. Please take advantage of every opportunity in life because you may never get a second chance.