Awards Presented to Penn College’s Summer 2018 Graduates

Pennsylvania College of Technology has presented student achievement awards to its Summer 2018 graduates.

A commencement ceremony was held Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport.

The award winners, their hometowns and academic majors are:

President’s Award, presented for leadership and service to the college: Amanda Ellen Stopper, Williamsport, physical therapist assistant.

Board of Directors’ Award, presented for achievement under exceptional conditions: Valerie R. Losell, Williamsport, health arts: practical nursing emphasis.

Academic Vice President and Provost’s Award, presented for scholastic achievement and service: Angela Marie Cipolla, Williamsport, physical therapist assistant.

Lewis H. Bardo Memorial Award, presented to a graduate who exemplifies the ideals of Lewis H. Bardo (devotion to duty, helpfulness to others, friendliness and high ideals): Bradly M. Lantz, Cogan Station, physician assistant.

Health Sciences Humanitarian Award, presented to a health science graduate who exhibits qualities of honesty, integrity, courage and responsibility, and a demonstrated commitment to the welfare of others: Katharine R. Kieser, Williamsport, emergency medical services.

UPMC Susquehanna Program Award for Nursing, presented to a graduate of a nursing major who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; has demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and has demonstrated academic excellence: Makayla Aaron Miller, Nottingham, health arts: practical nursing emphasis.

Thelma S. Morris Award, presented to a graduate who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of a practical nurse in the clinical area: Kayla Janette Billheim, Allenwood, health arts: practical nursing emphasis.

UPMC Susquehanna Program Award for Radiography, presented to a graduate of radiography who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; has demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and has demonstrated academic excellence: Kayla Elizabeth Rosbach, Forksville, radiography.

Radiography Major Faculty and Staff Award, presented to a graduate who exemplifies outstanding clinical attributes and technical skill as evidenced through the 24-month clinic practicum: Brette C. Hoffman, Montoursville, radiography.

Susquehanna Imaging Associates Award, presented to the graduate of radiography who most exemplifies the ideals of selflessness; unusual devotion to duty; sensitivity to the patient’s comfort and needs; and service to colleagues, patients and the hospital beyond the ordinary: Kelly Anne Hicks, Auburn, radiography.

Mount Nittany Medical Center Excellence in Customer Service Award, presented to a graduate of radiography who has consistently demonstrated exceptional customer service and commitment to excellence during his or her clinical practicum at Mount Nittany Medical Center: Slade C. Storm, New Oxford, radiography.

Evangelical Community Hospital in Memoriam of Bethany Hughes, Clinical Excellence Award for Radiologic Technology Student Achievement, presented to a graduate of radiography who demonstrates a demeanor of compassion, caring, thoughtfulness and clinical expertise.  The recipient also demonstrates unquestionable ethics, customer courtesy, dependability and loyalty to the profession: Brette C. Hoffman, Montoursville, radiography.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Faculty Award, presented to a graduate who demonstrates dedicated service to the program: Alyssa R. Gosnell, York, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration and occupational therapy assistant.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Major Award (academic achievement), presented to a graduate who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement: Brianna Nicole Zechman, Granville Summit, occupational therapy assistant.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Major Award (improvement and professional growth), presented to the graduate of the occupational therapy assistant major who demonstrates the most improvement and professional growth: Christine Elizabeth Jameson, Chadds Ford, occupational therapy assistant.

UPMC Susquehanna Program Award for Occupational Therapy Assisting, presented to the graduate of the occupational therapy assistant major who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; has demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and has demonstrated academic excellence: Raychelle M. Ulmer, Williamsport, occupational therapy assistant.

UPMC Susquehanna Program Award for Paramedic, presented to a graduate in emergency medical services or paramedic technician who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; has demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and has demonstrated academic excellence: Joseph Paul Hanstine, Lakewood, paramedic technician.

Paramedic Humanitarian Award, presented to the graduate who has best demonstrated the traits and behaviors of a humanitarian, as determined by a vote of staff, faculty and preceptors: Amber Y. Garbrick, Cogan Station, emergency medical services.

Paramedic Director’s Award, presented to the graduate who has the highest GPA and demonstrates superior performance in all phases of the paramedic curriculum: classroom, clinical and field: Rachel L. Miller, Mill Hall, emergency medical services.

Dennis R. Dougherty Memorial Paramedic Award, presented to the graduate of the paramedic program who has achieved the highest cumulative field performance grade average during the course of his or her education: Andee Michelle Lauritsen, West Chester, emergency medical services.

UPMC Susquehanna Program Award for Physician Assistant, presented to a graduate in the physician assistant program who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; has demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and has demonstrated academic excellence: Curtis Ryan Gehman, Mill Hall, physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Achievement Award, presented to a graduate who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement: Benjamin Douglas Meier, Fleetwood, physician assistant.

Russell M. Trapp Professionalism Award, presented to a graduate who exemplifies ideals consistent with the physician assistant profession as exhibited by exceptional commitment, comportment and attitude: Season Chantel Whitenight, Bloomsburg, physician assistant.

UPMC Susquehanna Program Award for Surgical Technology, presented to a graduate in the surgical technology program who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; has demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and has demonstrated academic excellence: Alexis Ivy Ashby, Williamsport, surgical technology.

Surgical Technology Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, presented to a graduate who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement: Alexis Ivy Ashby, Williamsport, surgical technology.

Surgical Technology Outstanding Program Achievement Award, presented to a graduate who demonstrates exemplary characteristics of a surgical technologist, outstanding clinical performance, professional behaviors and academic achievements: Anna Grace Thompson, Mount Carmel, surgical technology.

Surgical Clinical Performance Award, presented to a graduate who has demonstrated outstanding clinical performance and professionalism in surgical technology: Torri M. Johnson, Smethport, surgical technology.

Robert G. Thomas Award, presented to a graduate who has attained the highest cumulative average in welding: Trevor D. Brown, York, welding technology.

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Congratulations to all the reward recipients on your achievements.

Posted by Jeanne Kerschner at August 6, 2018 at 7:58 am

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