Student awards presented to summer graduates

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

A Summer Commencement ceremony was held Saturday, Aug. 10, 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: Katherine P. Wylezik, Bernville, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration.

Board of Directors' Award, presented for achievement under exceptional conditions: Sondra Lea Alexander, Montgomery, occupational therapy assistant.

The Academic Vice President and Provost's Award, presented for scholastic achievement and service: Stacy L. Keith, Marsteller, accounting.

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): Christopher David Hilliard, Lewisburg, emergency medical services.

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: Cierra L. Aber, Bellefonte, radiography.

Evangelical Community Hospital Radiography Student Achievement Award, 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: Bethany G. Hughes, Montoursville, applied health studies: radiography concentration and radiography.

The Radiography Major Faculty and Staff Award, presented to a graduate of radiography who exemplifies outstanding clinical attributes and technical skill as evidenced through the 24-month clinic practicum: Bethany G. Hughes, Montoursville, applied health studies: radiography concentration and 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: Rebecca Pearl Bartley, Cogan Station, radiography.

Thelma S. Morris Award, presented to a graduate who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of a practical nurse in the clinical area: Alexandra Rose Dincher, Williamsport, health arts: practical nursing emphasis.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Faculty Award, presented to a graduate of the occupational therapy assistant major who demonstrates dedicated service to the program: Felicia M. Shoup, Trout Run, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Major Award (academic achievement), presented to a graduate of the occupational therapy assistant major who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement: Jennifer Lynn Free, Williamsport, occupational therapy assistant.
     
The 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: Stephanie Autumn Yost, Dornsife, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration.

Dennis R. Dougherty Memorial 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: Daniel R. Harrison, Millerstown, emergency medical services.

Paramedic Humanitarian Award, presented to the graduate of the paramedic program who has best demonstrated the traits and behaviors of a "humanitarian," as determined by a vote of staff, faculty and preceptors: Christopher David Hilliard, Lewisburg, emergency medical services.

Paramedic Director's Award, presented to the graduate of the paramedic program who has the highest grade-point average and demonstrates superior performance in all phases of the paramedic curriculum – classroom, clinical and field: Ali I. Aseeri, Williamsport, emergency medical services.

Physician Assistant Achievement Award, presented to graduates of the physician assistant major who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement: Jonathan M. Norton, Lebanon, physician assistant, and Justine Marie Kline, Middleburg, 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: Jonathan M. Norton, Lebanon, physician assistant.

Surgical Technology Outstanding Academic Achievement, presented to a graduate of surgical technology who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement: Rebekah Ann Aunkst, Hughesville, surgical technology.

Surgical Technology Outstanding Program Achievement, presented to a graduate of surgical technology who demonstrates exemplary characteristics of a surgical technologist, outstanding clinical performance, professional behaviors and academic achievements: Tosha L. Stover, Mill Hall, surgical technology.

Surgical Clinical Performance, presented to a graduate of surgical technology who has demonstrated outstanding clinical performance and professionalism in surgical technology: Sabrina Chadwick Reynolds, Muncy, surgical technology.

Gamma Epsilon Tau Award, presented to a graduate of graphic communications who exhibits outstanding skill development, capability and leadership, and a willingness to help others: Danielle N. Carr, Jersey Shore, graphic communications management.

American Infrastructure Award, presented to the top-performing graduate of heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis: Daniel J. Hickel, Auburn, N.Y., heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis and heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis.

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Last Updated August 13, 2013