April 14, 2004                                    


Union College Physician Assistant Students Receive Scholarships

LINCOLN—The Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants (NAPA) has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Union College physician assistant (PA) students, Darryl Peterson of Duluth, Minn., and Heather Austin of Denver, Colo. Peterson also received a $500 scholarship from the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA), along with fellow PA student Randy Wuori of St. Paul, Minn.

            “We’re very proud of our students receiving both the Nebraska and Minnesota physician assistant scholarships,” said Mike Huckabee, director of Union’s physician assistant program. “It is especially rewarding to have other states taking note of the high quality of our students. This demonstrates the impact that our students have beyond the borders of Nebraska.”

            NAPA scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of their academic performance, reference letters and personal statements about how they hope to meet a critical health care need as a physician assistant. The students will attend the annual NAPA Conference in Kearney on April 14 - 17 where the scholarships will be awarded.

            Union is converting its physician assistant baccalaureate degree into a Master of Physician Assistant Studies, which will be available to students entering the program in August 2004.

For more information visit www.ucollege.edu/pa.