SCSRC 2024 Scholarship, Practitioner of the Year, and Dept. of the Year Applications

The SCSRC Executive Committee and Board of Directors has released the applications for 2024 student scholarships, as well as the Practitioner of the Year and Department of the Year awards. PDFs for each application are posted below.

Note: The deadline for these applications is July 15, 2024.

SCSRC at 2023 AARC Congress

The SCSRC was well represented at the 2023 AARC Congress, held November 5-8 in Nashville, TN. South Carolina received the 2023 Summit Award from the AARC this year. Thanks to all for your hard work!

Wayne Barfield received the Delegate of the Year from the Speaker of the House of Delegates; this is quite an honor, Wayne has done tremendous work for the HOD this past year, and is very deserving of this award!

Three RT students that were chosen to attend the AARC House of Delegates meeting; all three are from Midlands Technical College. I am told that they did an impressive job of representing the college and the SCSRC. Their names are Jeremy Worth, Heather Bordeaux and Lindsey Stanley.

Below are some photos from the AARC 2023 Congress.

SC Tobacco Use, Vaping and Respiratory Health Training

The SCSRC has developed a SC Tobacco Use, Vaping and Respiratory Health training module in partnership with SC DHEC, specifically the Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control. By using this link, registering on the site and accessing the training module, RTs can then complete the hour-long training session, go to the SCSRC website, and gain one free hour of CRCE by completing the online form.

The link for the SC Tobacco Use, Vaping and Respiratory Health training module is:

The link for the CRCE certificate is here:

SCSRC 2023 Election Results

Your votes have been counted and the elections results are posted below. Thanks to all the SCSRC members who voted!

President-Elect: Terrica Rice, MBA, RRT-NPS

Secretary: Holly Lever, RRT

Delegate: Suzi Westmoreland, RRT-NPS, CPFT

Coastal Region Junior Director: Leia Kennedy Butler, RRT

Midlands Region Junior Director: Crystal Herndon, RRT

Pee Dee Region Junior Director: Tyler Smith, RRT

Piedmont Region Junior Director: Tangi Williams, RRT

Thank You to Our 2023 Exhibitors and Sponsors

Many thanks to the Exhibitors and Sponsors for your contribution to the 2023 SCSRC Annual Conference. Your participation helped make the 2023 Conference a success. We couldn’t have done it without your support. We hope to see you again in 2024.

2023 Annual Conference Exhibitors & Sponsors


SPONSORED SPEAKER: Baxter, Carolina Diagnostic Solutions, Duke University Medical Center, Hamilton Medical, National Board for Respiratory Care

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SCSRC Scholarship & Award Recipients 2023

Early Professional Scholarship Recipients
  • Austin Graham, Spartanburg Community College
    Essay on “Pulmonary Implications of Guillain Barre Syndrome”
  • Lydia Marie Shealy, Spartanburg Community College
    Essay on “A Look into Pulmonary Edema/CHF”
  • Ashlynne Grace Waters, Piedmont Technical College
    Essay on “Atelectasis: The Disease Within All Diseases”
Practitioner of the Year – Leadership Recipients
  • Angela Holten, BA, RRT
    Director of Respiratory Care
    Roper St Francis
  • Megan Shell, BSRT, RRT-NPS
    Respiratory Care Manager
    Prisma Health Upstate Children’s Hospital
Department of the Year
  • Lexington Medical Center
    Respiratory Care Services
Palmetto Award
  • Tracy Cook, MSRC, RRT
President’s Award
  • Tracy Cook, MSRC, RRT