ARCHBOLD, OHIO –Students in the medical assisting and phlebotomy technician programs at Northwest State Community College have been recognized for various achievements. Sixteen students were recently pinned in a special ceremony held for the graduates. Additionally, three students and one faculty member received awards from the American Medical Technologists, a national non-profit certification agency and professional membership association.
The following graduates were honored:
Defiance County: Erin Brown (Defiance), Katelyn Castillo (Defiance), Hollie Snyder (Defiance), Kathryn Wagner (Defiance)
Fulton County: Shannon Eicher (Delta), Sara Tanner (Wauseon), Erica Reynolds (Wauseon)
Henry County: Kylie Shaver (Napoleon), Andrea Talbot (McClure), Penny Wallace (Grelton)
Williams County: Janelle Donato (Bryan), Jayashree Hiremath (Bryan), Jennifer McCarty (Bryan), Hetal Patel (Bryan), Heather Richmond (Montpelier), Lisa Alpaugh (Montpelier)
Kaylan DeWeese of Defiance, Ohio, received the 2013 Norman Frankel Outstanding Phlebotomy Student Award. Patsy Cole of West Unity, Ohio, received first place in the student technical writing category for “A Serious Respiratory Disease,” while Kaytlyn Kline received second place for “The Effects of the Overuse of Antibiotics.” Each student received a plaque and cash prize.
Patricia Kroger, faculty in NSCC’s Allied Health and Public Services Division, was recognized as the Registered Phlebotomy Technician of the Year and a Pillar Award winner. She was commended for her efforts in the Ohio society of the American Medical Technologists, serving as a speaker at state meetings and publishing articles on professionalism