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Leadership Institute Scholarships Announced

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February 27, 2014

Shortly after the first of the year, the AARC debuted a new Leadership Institute aimed at equipping therapists with the knowledge they need to excel in the areas of education, management, and research. And not long after we launched a scholarship program to help members take advantage of it!

Applicants submitted 250 word papers describing what the scholarship would mean to them, and we received more than 86 applications during the month-long submission period. Now the scholarship recipients, sponsored by Drager, are in:

Education Track

  • Sherry Whiteman, BHS, RRT, Missouri
  • Cheryl Pearson, MA, BSRT, RRT, California
  • Donna McMillen, BSRT, RRT, CPFT, Missouri

Management Track

  • Matthew Trojanowski, MS, RRT, Maryland
  • Noel Tiburcio, PhD, RRT-NPS, United Arab Emirates
  • Melissa Thornborough, RRT, Pennsylvania

Research Track

  • Andrew Miller, RRT-ACCS, North Carolina
  • Suzanne Godbold, BS, RRT, AE-C, Arkansas
  • Brian Cayko, MBA, RRT, Montana
Congratulations to all! Take time to check out what the Leadership Institute can do for you.

Here’s what just a few of them had to say:

Thank you so much. I so appreciate this opportunity. — Cheryl Pearson

Can’t wait to dive in to the course material! — Matthew Trojanowski

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! — Donna McMillen

I think I am still in shock that I was chosen. I am so grateful. I can’t wait to get started! — Melissa Thornborough

More power to the AARC and the people behind the AARC Leadership Institute. It’s really a very positive step in the right direction. — Noel Tiburcio