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:
2019 4 Entry Level Student $400 Scholarships:
▶ Aliza Flavell – Spartanburg Community College – Essay on Lung Cancer
▶ Cydney Dirton – Spartanburg Community College – Essay on Myasthenia Gravis
▶ Kailey Moore – Spartanburg Community College – Essay on Cystic Fibrosis
▶ Jessica Kennedy – Piedmont Technical College – PowerPoint on Pulmonary Emboli
2019 Trish Blakely Memorial Higher Education $500 Scholarship:
▶ Tracy Cook – Northeastern University – MSRC
2019 SC Department of the Year:
▶ Prisma Health Upstate- Greenville
2019 Awarded 4 Practioners of the Year (POY):
▶ Clinical POY to Ms. Julie Wood RRT – MUSC Respiratory Care Dept. Clinician
▶ Educator POY to Mr. Eddie Jackson MA, RRT-NPS – Program Director Midlands Technical College
▶ Leadership POY to Mrs. Sherri Gordon MBA, RRT – Director, Organizational Development and Training/Self Excellence, Respiratory Therapy/Sleep Lab/ Neurodiagnostics @ Self Regional Healthcare
▶ New Outpatient Leadership POY was created in memory of Garrett Galloway to honor his and others’ service and leadership in outpatient respiratory care: This year’s recipient is Mr. Wayne Hicks RRT – Clinical Specialist for Medical Comfort Systems
Newberry College recently conferred degrees upon its inaugural class of graduates in the Respiratory Therapy online degree-completion program.
Nine students became the first to earn their bachelor’s degrees in the degree-completion program that was launched in January 2018. The graduates received their degrees at the College’s spring commencement, held May 4 at Eleazer Arena on the Newberry campus.
“This first class of Respiratory Therapy graduates are well-equipped to excel in this fast-growing, critical field,” said Dr. Jerry Alewine, chair of the Department of Respiratory Therapy. “We are so proud of what they have accomplished in earning their baccalaureate degree and pleased to be able to offer a program that allows working professionals to complete their degree and still manage the demands of work, home and family.”
The SCSRC is excited to announce that Columbia College has been selected as one of BestColleges.com’s Best Online Bachelor’s in Respiratory Therapy programs for 2019! Way to Go!
Full article: https://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-online-respiratory-therapy-programs
The SCSRC is accepting nominations for 2019 Practitioners of the Year in Education, Clinical, and Leadership. We are also seeking to recognize one Department of the Year. The SCSRC would like to award three (3) scholarships to Entry-Level students in a Respiratory Care program within the state of South Carolina. Lastly, we are excited to award two (2) Trish Blakely Higher Education scholarships this year.
As we make our resolutions to be better to ourselves … lets be better to our profession too!
The SCSRC wants you to be a part of SC’s Respiratory Care Leadership Team and invite you to become involved, starting at the local level. Then you may be inspired to follow in the footsteps of the late Trish Blakely, Jackki Grimball, and Brooke Yeager as part of the AARC’s Leadership Team.
Step 1: Join the AARC, the RT’s national professional organization, that is fighting to keep our jobs relevant and a vital part of the national healthcare discussion.
Most of you are already AARC members, but you can encourage your peers to join the AARC and participate in their local chapter of the SCSRC.
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Many thanks to the attendees, speakers, and exhibitors who helped make the SCSRC 47th Annual Conference a huge success. Your participation was invaluable. Beginning with the Preconference on the September 4th, through the closing remarks on September 7th, the SCSRC Annual Conference provided 4 days of learning, networking, and fun for all of those who attended.
A special thanks to the SCSRC Program Committee for all their hard work in planning and organizing the conference.
The SCSRC hopes to see you all back in 2019.
One of our speakers, Dr. Emilio Perez-Jorge, was kind enough to share his slides with us.
Here is the link: Respiratory Infections-FINAL.-PP.-Myrtle-Beach-2018
Awards presented during the SCSRC 47th Annual Conference:
Palmetto Award: Suzi Westmoreland, RRT-NPS, RCP
Region of the Year: Midlands Region
President’s Award: Charlotte Reikofski, MSPH, MPS, RRT
Practitioners of the Year Award Recognition
Clinical Practitioner is Felisha Fuller BA, RRT, RCP – Self Regional
Leadership Practioner is Jerry Alewine EdD, RRT, RCP – Newberry College
Education Practioner is Holley Basnett RRT, RCP – Lexington Medical Center
Department of the Year Award Recognition
Lexington Medical Center’s Respiratory Care Services – West Columbia, SC
Runner up – Self Regional Respiratory Care Services