Marietta College Physician Assistant program is proud to provide a glimpse of our current students. Click the class links in the menu to learn more about their various academic and clinical backgrounds as well as some personal stories.

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 2019 Officers

President: Kate Bills

Vice President: Cody Franklin

Secretary: Laura Harsch

Treasurer: Jules James

Outreach Chair: Rachel DeRosa

OAPA Student Rep: Mary Peterson

AOR Representative: Abigail Kent

Historian: Erin Miller

Student Diversity Representative: Kaila Czigans

Potluck Coordinator: Morgan Dewitt

Green Chair: Andi Campos

The Marietta College PA Program Class of 2018 Officers

President: Emma Ottman

Vice President: Trisha Bullard

Secretary: Laura Dent

Treasurer: Stephanie Gerken

Outreach Chair: Heather Booth

OAPA Student Rep: William Carrigg

AOR Representative: Victoria Verkest

AOR Alternate: Alexandra Shoemaker

Historian: Tyler Orewiler

Student Diversity Committee Representative: Liz Hopper

Green Chair: Dominic Alesandrini