LUCOM hosts annual awards ceremony honoring faculty, staff, and student-doctors

Asa Keimig (LUCOM Marketing) | May 26, 2017

LUCOM Awards Ceremony 2017Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) hosted its annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 23, inside the Montview Student Union, Alumni Ballroom, on the campus of Liberty University.

The ceremony was to honor LUCOM faculty, staff, and student-doctors of the Class of 2019 and 2020. It was the second year that LUCOM hosted the ceremony with the continuing goal to build upon the culture within the COM.  

“We go through life so fast and simply go from one project to the next and it’s important to stop and celebrate accomplishments,” said Peter A. Bell, DO, dean of LUCOM. “Periodically we need to stop and celebrate what we’ve accomplished and those who have accomplished it.”


 

Awards: Professional Organizations

Awarded to student-chapters that demonstrate excellence in community and professional service that advance the mission and vision of LUCOM, as well as, the osteopathic profession.

  • Achievement in Community Service | LUCOM-American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP)
  • Achievement in Professional Service | LUCOM-Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA)

 

Awards: Disciplines

Awarded to student-doctors who have demonstrated outstanding performance in specific disciplines.

  • Achievement in Anatomy | Stephanie Moriarty, Class of 2020
  • Achievement in Clinical Medicine | Kevin Jackson, Class of 2019
  • Achievement in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine | Cassandra Hickey, Class of 2019
  • Achievement in Biomedical Research | Elizabeth Johnsen, Class of 2019
  • Achievement Clinical Research | Sriharsha “Sri” Kota, Class of 2019

 

Awards: Class of 2020

Members of the Class Government Association 2020 (CGA2020) gave specific awards to faculty, administrative staff, and students.

  • Support Staff of the Year | Troy Burnett
  • Class of 2020 MVP | Mary Bhajjan, Class of 2020
  • Biomedical Educator of the Year | Jason E. Wells, PhD
  • Clinical Educator of the Year | David J. McLario, DO, FAAEP, FACEP
  • Educator of the Year | Jason E. Wells, PhD

 

Awards: Class of 2019

Members of the Class Government Association 2019 (CGA2019) gave specific awards to faculty, administrative staff, and students.

  • Support Staff of the Year | Troy Burnett
  • Class of 2019 MVP | David Lau, Class of 2019
  • Biomedical Educator of the Year | Jason E. Wells, PhD
  • Clinical Educator of the Year | Raena M. Pettitt, DO
  • Educator of the Year | Kathleen P. Bogacz, MD, FACP

 

Awards: Leadership and Service

The following awards recognize specific leadership and acknowledge a servant’s heart that supports the mission and vision of the COM.

  • Advocate of the Year | Leslie Duncan
     
  • Hannah Kelley Missionary Recognition | Shawn Cherian, Class of 2019, & Rachel Tanas, Class of 2019
    This award is unique to the COM. Presented to a male and female student-doctor who demonstrate unending commitment and support to LUCOM medical missionary efforts. They have the heart of a servant and express the love of man exemplified by Jesus Christ. The award is named after the daughter of former LUCOM faculty member, Aaron W. Kelley, DO.
     
  • Kingdom Builder Award | Andrew Slater, Class of 2019
    This award is unique to the COM. A Kingdom Builder is someone who has demonstrated outstanding service to mentorship and has offered never-ending support to their fellow students. The recipient is recognized as a role model within the community and as an advocate for the mission and vision of the COM.
     
  • Class Government Association Leadership 2019 | William Edwards
  • Class Government Association Leadership 2020 | Calli Fry
  • Student Government Association Leadership | Shaun Ostrofe, Class of 2019
  • Professional Leadership | Matthew DeMatteo, Class of 2019
  • OMS-I Student of the Year | Lauren Bojarski, Class of 2020
  • OMS-II Student of the Year | Sherin Cherian, Class of 2019

 

As LUCOM prepares for its inaugural class graduation, there will be two awards ceremonies next spring. The first will honor first-and-second year student-doctors and the second ceremony will honor third-and-fourth year student-doctors.


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