Get to Know Our Financial Aid Team

Meet the Director of Financial Aid-Michael Vigil

Meet Financial Aid Officer-Brad Hettich

Hometown: Rocky Ford, Colorado

Degree: Master of Business Administration

What is your favorite sports team?

Colorado Rockies

What is one fun fact about you?

I had a full-time job and a part-time job when completing a Master's degree.  I learned that if you really want something, hard work and working smart will help you obtain it.

What is your favorite free time activity?

Gym time.  Staying fit is suppose to be good for me.

What is your favorite place to eat in the Aurora area?

The Yak & Yetti Restaurant has super good Napali/Indian food and the lunch buffet is endless.

What was the most interesting class you took in college and why?

Statistics because I am all about the numbers.

When potential applicants ask you why Platt College is the place to earn a BSN, what do you tell them?

I tell students I am biased because I work at Platt and think it's the best nursing school in Colorado.  It is. Platt specializes in one degree program-nursing is all we do.  We are here to ensure that students are equipped to meet and exceed the nursing demands in the Rocky Mountain Region.  We are here to help you along the way.

Why do you work in financial aid at Platt College?

Students have a dream of obtaining a BSN and I get great satisfaction out of helping students understand how to pay for that dream.

What is one piece of advice you would give to students?

When you get to that place in your educational journey when you feel like the demands of college are too much, stop and remember why you chose to a nurse and reaffirm your dream.  Then, get back to work.  If you really want something, hard work and working smart will get you there.

Hometown:  Tolstoy, South Dakota

Degree: Business/Accounting

What is your favorite sports team? Denver Broncos

What is one fun fact about you? I am the rare person who has worked in one  career path my whole life.  Started out in financial aid as a college work study student while in college and have been in financial aid  since then.

What is your favorite free time activity? Reading, playing with my grandson

What is your favorite place to eat in the Aurora area? Anywhere that serves burritos or pasta!!

What was the most interesting class you took in college and why? Business Management, it was interesting to research and understand various management styles.

When potential applicants ask you why Platt College is the place to earn a BSN, what do you tell them?  Great teachers, great placement stats., small classes.

Why do you work in financial aid at Platt College?  I like helping  students realize their dreams.  It is always fun to see students light up after they see how they can fund their education and that they really can go to school and become the person they dreamed of being.

What is one piece of advice you would give to students?  Learn all that you can and enjoy the learning process.  Life is too short not to have fun.