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WKU students earn honors at national HOSA conference

A WKU student from Tompkinsville took first place at the national Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Leadership Conference.

Matthew Garvey

Matthew Garvey

Matthew Garvey placed first in Nursing Assisting. Garvey, a sophomore, is also a certified nursing assistant in the Emergency Department at TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green.

Other WKU students earning recognition at the June conference in Orlando were:

Joshua Davis of Louisville, top five in Extemporaneous Health Poster.

The team of Jason Godsey of Falls of Rough, Laura Hinton of Hardinsburg and Adrienne Beck of Louisville, top seven in Creative Problem Solving Team.

John Humphrey of Corydon was a competitor in Medical Terminology.

HOSA provides opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development for students interested in health careers. Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown to nearly 120,000 members through 47 chartered HOSA state associations and about 3,200 secondary and postsecondary chapters.

WKU’s HOSA chapter is sponsored by the South Central Area Health Education Center.

Contact: Amy Wininger, (270) 745-6265.

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