Clinical Perfusion students bring home awards

A first-year Clinical Perfusion student has won the annual Nebraska Perfusion Society Scholarship awarded annually to the best essay submitted by perfusion students from around the country. Mr. Robert Ledbetter bested the competition for the $1500 prize on Saturday, February 23, 2013, in Lincoln. Many kudos to Robert and Clinical Perfusion!

This weekend in Las Vegas, our Clinical Perfusion students participated in the International conference for the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology. Among oral presentations by Courtney Petersen, Whitney Western, and Ryan Zavala and also a poster presentation by Kayla Kutilek, there was a “pseudo- Jeopardy” like “Perfusion Bowl” with competitions among all the perfusion schools in the US. Mr. Ryan Zavala and Mr. Cole McCallum competed, winning the competition and bringing home the Blue Ribbon. Way to go Clinical Perfusion Class of 2013!

Mr. Ryan Zavala and Mr. Cole McCallum with their blue ribbon.

Mr. Ryan Zavala and Mr. Cole McCallum with their blue ribbon.

Extended family kudos: Holt's grandson signs with U of Kentucky

Photo of Alex Bumpus signing with U of KY

Alex Bumpus signing with University of Kentucky on National Signing Day. Alex is grandson of clinical perfusion program director, David Holt.

Wednesday, February 6th, National Signing Day, Alex Grant Bumpus (grandson of Kathi and David Holt [Program Director for Clinical Perfusion Education]) signed with the University of Kentucky to play scholarship supported collegiate soccer. The special signing event was held in Columbus, Ohio at the Crew Stadium.

“Alex is blessed to have a wonderful mother, Haidee, and a very supportive younger brother, Spencer,” said Holt.

Alex has being playing soccer since he was very young and is currently nationally ranked in the top 100 in the US by the College Soccer News. He has won such honors as “Scholar Athlete,” and “Rookie of the Year,” as well as being a varsity starter at his Hilliard Davidson High School in Hilliard, Ohio.

We wish him the very best!