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