Twenty-four students who have been studying health sciences at Chadron State College have been selected to enter professional programs at various institutions this fall.
The students were given special recognition during the annual Health Professions Honors Banquet on Wednesday, April 18, at the Student Center. Certificates were presented to the students by Jill Mack, CSC health professions coordinator, and Dr. Twila Fickel, CSC director of health professions.
Half of the students are Nebraskans who were selected to participate in the Rural Health Opportunities Program, a joint venture with the University of Nebraska Medical Center that is designed to provide health care professionals to lesser-populated areas of Nebraska. The other 12 are traditional track students chosen by various institutions during a selective application process.
The speaker for the banquet was UNMC physician’s assistant student Joshua Dean, a graduate of Bridgeport High School who is serving a rotation at the Chadron Medical Clinic. Dean offered advice and gave the CSC health sciences students a preview of life as a professional school student.
Dental Hygiene (UNMC at Gering): Tory Winters, Gordon
Medicine (UNMC at Omaha): Haley Kathol, Norfolk; Kyle Klammer, Ainsworth; Dalton Nelsen, Callaway; Chloe Olson, Oshkosh; Jesse Schmid, Alliance
Nursing (UNMC at Scottsbluff): Adrian Jochum, Sutherland; Emily O'Boyle, Gering.
Physical Therapy (UNMC at Omaha): Anthony Garcia, Alda; Andrew Leider, Alliance; Zachary Long, Wayne.
Physician's Assistant (UNMC at Omaha): Kayla Glanz, Sidney.
Traditional track students:
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Nisha Durand, Salisbury, Dominica, Mayo Graduate School at Rochester, Minn.
Clinical Laboratory Science: Jasmine Clarke, Alliance, UNMC at Omaha; Irene Saner, Dunning, UNMC at Omaha.
Medicine: Riley Machal, Gretna, UNMC at Omaha.
Nursing: Nicole Carlson, Minatare, UNMC at Scottsbluff; Breanna Elley, Scottsbluff, UNMC at Scottsbluff; Nina Johnson, Benson, Ariz., UNMC at Scottsbluff; Kaelee Stuchlik, Pierce, UNMC at Lincoln.
Pharmacy: Christen Black, Newton, Kan., University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Physical Therapy: Jeff Alcorn, Chadron, UNMC at Omaha; Kendra Reuer, Rapid City, S.D., University of South Dakota in Vermillion; Bridget Scherbarth, Alliance, University of Saint Mary at Leavenworth, Kan.
—CSC Information Services