Chadron State College recently held a banquet to honor 23 Health Professions students advancing to professional schools during a banquet April 28.
Dr Megan Schuckman of Chadron, herself a CSC RHOP Health Professions program, was the speaker and encouraged the students by telling them they would be better prepared at CSC than at any other school.
Dr Schuckman, daughter of local physician Dr Ed Pelton, spoke at the banquet 8 years ago while doing her 3-year residency in Rapid City.
Director of the Health Professions Program Kristal Kuhnel calls the banquet a bittersweet ending to the academic year.
She says that‘s because “while everyone associated with the Health Professions Program is delighted to see students successfully get accepted to and move on to professional school, we hate for them to leave because we will miss seeing them around the campus.”
Three of the students moving on to professional school are graduates of high schools in the region.
Kaitlyn Jensen of Chadron and Sarah Salomon of Scottsbluff are both entering the University of Nebraska Medical School’s West Division School of Nursing in Scottsbluff while Grace Robinson of Valentine is headed to the Physical Therapy program at the University of South Dakota.
The following students will be attending professional schools.
Taylor Buescher of Edgar, Neb., UNMC West
Madison Kahl of Riverton, Wyo., UNMC West
Riley Hill of Greybull, Wyo., Creighton University
Mason Jensen of Buffalo, Wyo., UNMC
Megan Erickson of Bassett, Neb., UNMC
Abigail Klammer of Juniata, Neb., UNMC
Thea Rosberg of Wausa, Neb., UNMC
Piper deBeauclair of Arthur, Neb., UNMC West
Brendan Fangmeier of Hastings, Neb., UNMC Omaha
Jaelynn Hemphill of Ogallala, Neb., UNMC West
Kaitlyn Jensen of Chadron, UNMC West
Jerad Phillips of Wallace, Neb., UNMC West
Sarah Salomon of Scottsbluff, Neb, UNMC West
Jace Russman of Gothenburg, Neb., UNMC
Alexis Heller of Wisner, Neb., UNMC Omaha
Kael Juelfs of Kingman, Ariz., UNMC Omaha
Allison Keisel of Holyoke, Colo., UNMC Omaha
Josslyn Linse of Plattsmouth, Neb., UNMC Omaha
Grace Robison of Valentine, Neb., USD
Taryn Baucke of Yuma, Colo., Union College
Ruth Mencia of Grand Island, Neb., UNMC
Isioma Akwanamnye of Lagos, Nigeria, Case Western Reserve University
Wacey Gallegos of Ainsworth, Neb., Rosalind Franklin University