SCSRC Awards & Scholarships
- SCSRC Receives AARC Summit Award (11/20/2020)
We are excited and proud to announce that the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care (SCSRC) is the 2020 recipient for the AARC’s prestigious Summit Award. This honor reflects our state’s efforts and achievements in promoting professionalism and growth in the field of respiratory care. To be considered for this esteemed annual award, a state affiliate of the AARC must submit a nomination that outlines and provides supporting documentation showing their activities related to seven specific categories:
- Educational activities
- Membership and recruiting
- Promoting public awareness
- Benefits to members
- Collaboration with other health care organizations
- Student activities
We thank everyone who supported, volunteered and advocated for the respiratory care professional and provided the opportunity to demonstrate our activities in the seven categories while supporting the SCSRC members, patients and students. The last few years have shown many challenges, from inclement weather to fighting a pandemic, yet we continue to shine and excel in our endeavors.
The SCSRC President, Dr. Jerry Alewine accepted the Summit award and shared his excitement and sentiments on the efforts behind receiving this distinction:
“On behalf of the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care and all respiratory therapists in South Carolina, I graciously accept the 2020 Summit Award. As is well appreciated, these past few months have been a very difficult time for healthcare, and in particular, the respiratory therapist. Through it all, we have continued as a profession, thrived as individuals, and will forever be recognized as vital in the fight against the devastation that is COVID-19.
To have been awarded the Summit Award, the diligence and commitment of our respiratory therapist has been recognized. They have endured a pandemic and remained consistent in their demand for exceptional care and the promotion of professionalism. This unique year that will be historically remembered as a time of great confusion, emotional turmoil, and unrelenting chaos that has allowed the profession of respiratory therapy to be spotlighted in a way as never before.
Having the pleasure of serving as president of the SCSRC, I am humbled and thankful for the dedication of the respiratory therapists in the state of South Carolina. Accepting this award, I do so solely as president but by no means the reason for this recognition. I accept on behalf of a state of dedicated professionals that work each day for the care of the patients we serve, promotion of the profession of respiratory therapy, and the commitment to excellence.
Again, thank you AARC and may each of you be blessed with a better day.”
Jerry A Alewine EdD, RRT
President of the SCSRC
- SCSRC Awards 2019 (10/30/2019)
Congratulations to the Respiratory Care Services Department of Prisma Health – Upstate on receiving the 2019 Department of the Year award. Dr. Jerry Alewine, president-elect for the SCSRC presented the award to Holly Williams, MHA, RRT, Director of Respiratory Care Services, during their Respiratory Care Week activities.
Congratulations to Sherry Gordon on receiving the Leadership Practitioner of the Year Award for 2019! The award was presented by Dr. Jerry Alewine during Respiratory Care Week celebration at Self Regional Healthcare.
Dr. Jerry Alewine speaking at Prisma Health – Upstate during the Respiratory Care Week Celebration.
- 2019 SCSRC Awards and Scholarships (7/5/2019)
The SCSRC Board and Scholarship Committee are excited to announce this year’s recipients of Awards and Scholarships. Thank you to all who applied this year, as we recognize your commitment to the profession and your education. Awards will be formally given to the recipients at the annual business meeting at lunchtime on Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019 at the SCSRC Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC where we hope you will join us in congratulating the following award recipients:
- SCSRC 2018 Awards and Scholarships Announced! (7/9/2018)
The SCSRC Board and Scholarship Committee are excited to announce the 2018 Awards and Scholarships. Thank you to all who applied this year, as we recognize your commitment to the profession and your education. Awards will be formally given to the recipients at the annual business meeting at lunchtime on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018 at the SCSRC Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC where we hope you will join us in congratulating the following award recipients:
2 Trish Blakely Higher Education Scholarship Winners of $500 and Free Conference Attendance
Karen Simmons, BSRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT – works in Pulmonary Functions Lab – Medical University of South Carolina – Karen is working on her Masters of Public Health from Columbia Southern University
Erin Mosley, RRT-NPS – works as Adult Respiratory Care Clinical Specialist – Palmetto Health Richland – Erin is working on her BSRT from Newberry College
3 Entry-Level Scholarship Winners of $400 and 1 free day of Conference
Keri Steen – Greenville Technical College – Essay on Stem Cell Treatment for COPD
Kensley Bishop – Piedmont Technical College – PowerPoint on Asthma
Karen Kulp – Piedmont Technical College – PowerPoint on Asthma