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 2022 Officers
President: Sydney Smith
Vice President: Max Alsbach
Secretary: Mallory Schmitt
Treasurer: Shelby Stockton
Outreach Chair: David Stamper
OAPA Student Rep: Alexandria Eckelson
AOR Representative: Jessica Yurkovich
Historian: Abbie Ashbaugh
Student Diversity Committee Representative: Tim Weeks
Potluck Coordinator: Kim Lovejoy
Green Chair: Loren Coontz
The Marietta College PA Program Class of 2023 Officers
President: Spencer Smith
Vice President: DeAnna Dakdouk
Secretary: Jordan Young
Treasurer: Julianne Lebo
OAPA Representitive: Hannah Haines
AOR Representitive: Bri Ward
AOR Representative – Alternate: Zahara Harrison
Historian: Dani Reed
Green Chair: Kat Mecarova
Outreach Chair: Katie Joyce
Diversity Chair: Carmine Guynn
Potluck Coordinator: Baileigh Lewis