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SAAAPA Origins and Structure

The involvement of physician assistant students in the American Academy of Physician Assistants has been valued and encouraged since the Academy was founded in 1968 by several students at Duke University. Since then, students have had an influential voice in the Academy's direction, serving in important leadership positions.

The student academy has its own structure within the AAPA, starting with PA students at each PA educational program, whether organized as student societies or student contacts.

The PA Student Society is formed by each new class of Marietta College PA Students. The group works to promote the physician assistant profession. Attached are excerpts from The Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants Student Society Handbook explaining the function of the society, etc.

The Marietta College PA Program Class of 2024 Officers

President: Adam Jones

Vice President: Breanna Cecil

Secretary: Hailey Miller

Treasurer: Mackenzie Rowe

OAPA Representative: Jareb Jones

Historian: Mackenzie Ela

Green Chair: Emma Arnold

Outreach Chair: Isabela Paixao

Diversity Chair: Jaana Motton

Potluck Coordinator: Sabrina Amato

Health & Wellness Chair: Savannah Amato

Student Academy Representative: Alexander Navolanic

IT Specialist: Allie Pangallo

IT Specialist: Kathryn Sharples


The Marietta College PA Program Class of 2025 Officers

President: Ellie Campbell

Vice President: Natalie Chase       

Secretary: Denise Jacoby

Treasurer: Emma Meyer

OAPA Representative: Kassidy Pastor

Historian: Kelli Burnett

Student Academy Representative: Talitha Hochstetler

Green Chair: Leayan Chehab

Outreach Chair: Parker Dinan

Diversity Chair: Tanya Dhuna

Potluck Coordinator: Brooke Tipton

Health & Wellness Chair: Drew Strobl

IT Specialist: Chantz Collins

IT Specialist: Sam Cusumano

IT Specialist: Cantor Schott