SCC Health Sciences Division Announces November Student of the Month
Published on Nov 2, 2023
A student currently enrolled in second-year studies in the Somerset Community College Respiratory Therapy Program has been named the recipient of the SCC Health Sciences Division’s Student of the Month for November. Tiara Hacker of London received the award and is now a candidate for the Division’s Student of the Year, to be announced in May, 2024.
Hacker was appointed to serve on the Respiratory Therapy Program Advisory Committee, serves as a student representative, and has been active in educating the public about the respiratory therapy profession. She is presently employed on a student license at the Rockcastle County Hospital and Respiratory Care Center.
Respiratory therapists work as important members of the healthcare team and provide treatments to clients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Respiratory therapists are employed in a variety of settings, including cardiopulmonary medicine or hospital respiratory care departments. Respiratory therapists are in high demand in the region.
Hacker was recommended for the award by program faculty members Angie Mills, Jason Asher and Christina Carr. They cite her work ethic, professional behaviors and academics as the reason for her nomination.
“Our program is fortunate to have exceptional students,” states program director Angie Mills. “Tiara is courteous, respectful, hard-working and academically successful. She is an excellent representative of our program and the respiratory therapy profession.”
Hacker expected to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree from the Respiratory Therapy Program in May, 2024, with plans to continue working at the Rockcastle County Hospital and Respiratory Care Center. She is the daughter of Keith and Bridget Hacker and she and Jacob Eckels are the parents of daughter Ivory.
For more information about the SCC Respiratory Therapy Program, contact the program director Angie Mills.