Awards presented to Penn College’s summer graduates

Pennsylvania College of Technology has presented student achievement awards to its August 2015 graduates.

A summer commencement ceremony was held Aug. 8, at the Community Arts Center.

The award winners, their hometowns and academic majors are:

President’s Award, presented for leadership and service to the college: Kelle B. Johnson, of Wellsboro, physician assistant.

Board of Directors’ Award, presented for achievement under exceptional conditions: Ryan M. Egan, of Levittown, emergency medical services.

The Academic Vice President and Provost’s Award, presented for scholastic achievement and service: Matthew Ivin Walton, of West Chester, physician 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): Kyle Gregory Stavinski, Elysburg, emergency medical services.

Health Sciences Humanitarian Award, recognizes health science students who exhibit qualities of honesty, integrity, courage and responsibility, and a demonstrated commitment to the welfare of others: Filippo D. Borsellino, of Massillon, Ohio, physician assistant; Brandy Lee Carnahan, of Mount Pleasant Mills, physician assistant.

Susquehanna Health Leadership Award, presented to a student from the School of Health Sciences who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; demonstrated excellence, professionalism, and commitment to the health care profession; and demonstrated academic excellence: Stephanie Michelle Feldser, of Muncy, occupational therapy assistant.

Susquehanna Health Program Award for Nursing, presented to a student in one of the following majors: nursing; health arts; practical nursing; and health arts: practical nursing emphasis, who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and demonstrated academic excellence: Ammon J. Wagner, of Williamsport, 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: Brooke Marie Biichle, of Williamsport, health arts: practical nursing emphasis.

Susquehanna Health Program Award for Radiography, presented to a student in radiography or magnetic resonance imaging who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and demonstrated academic excellence: Qiang Cao, of South Williamsport, radiography.

Evangelical Community Hospital, In Memoriam 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: Katie L. Kratzer, of Northumberland, 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: Qiang Cao, South Williamsport, 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: Qiang Cao, of South Williamsport, 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: Anita Rae Cross, of Lewistown, radiography.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Faculty Award, presented to graduates of the occupational therapy assistant major who demonstrate dedicated service to the program: Brianna Boyance, Toms River, New Jersey, occupational therapy assistant; and Mary Katherine Kelley, of Coal Township, occupational therapy assistant.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Major Award (academic achievement), presented to a graduate of the occupational therapy assistant major who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement: Alexandra M. Miller, of Hummelstown, 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: Kaitlyn M. Waclawski, of Montoursville, occupational therapy assistant.

Susquehanna Health Program Award for Occupational Therapy Assisting, presented to a student in the OTA program who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and demonstrated academic excellence: Stephanie Michelle Feldser, of Muncy, occupational therapy assistant.

Susquehanna Health Program Award for Paramedic, presented to a student in emergency medical services or paramedic technician who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and demonstrated academic excellence: Kyle Gregory Stavinski, of Elysburg, 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: Kyle Gregory Stavinski, of Elysburg, emergency medical services.

Paramedic Director’s Award, presented to the graduate of the paramedic program who has the highest GPA and demonstrates superior performance in all phases of the paramedic curriculum: classroom, clinical and field: Thomas John McGann, of Bloomsburg, paramedic technician.

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: Matthew S. Moir, of Centre Hall, emergency medical services.

Susquehanna Health Program Award for Physician Assistant, presented to a student in the physician assistant program who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and demonstrated academic excellence: Donald Wieder, of Williamsport, physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Achievement Award, presented to graduates of the physician assistant major who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement: Matthew Ivin Walton, of West Chester, physician assistant; and April Lynn Wesche, of Angelica, New York, 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: Filippo D. Borsellino, Massillon, of Ohio, physician assistant.

Surgical Technology Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, presented to a graduate of surgical technology who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement: Allison Michelle Fowler, of East Berlin, surgical technology.

Surgical Technology Outstanding Program Achievement Award, presented to a graduate of surgical technology who demonstrates exemplary characteristics of a surgical technologist, outstanding clinical performance, professional behaviors and academic achievements: Rachel L. Carlson, of Blossburg, surgical technology.

Surgical Clinical Performance Award, presented to a graduate of surgical technology who has demonstrated outstanding clinical performance and professionalism in surgical technology: Ashley N. Holmes, of Muncy, surgical technology.

Susquehanna Health Program Award for Surgical Technology, presented to a student in the surgical technology program who has exhibited strong leadership and teamwork skills; demonstrated excellence, professionalism and commitment to the health care profession; and demonstrated academic excellence: Rachel L. Carlson, of Blossburg, surgical technology.

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