Saturday, June 4, 2016

Kahli Castagnera and Mikala Britt named Outstanding Seniors in Health Science

Kahli Castagnera
Mikala Britt
Mikala Britt and Kahli Castagnera were selected by BAHS faculty as the recipients of the Outstanding Senior in Biology Award for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Kahli graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in health sciences, physical therapy. She has been accepted to the the doctoral program in Physical Therapy at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina.  Kahli, a dean's list student, was initiated into the interdisciplinary honor society Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society. She was recognized by Who's Who Among Students in Universities and Colleges. Kahli received the Biological and Allied Health Scholarship and the PSECU Scholarship. Kahli's leadership experience includes service as vice-president of the Biology and Allied Health Science Club, vice-president of Beta Beta Beta, and executive board member of the Bloomsburg Running Club. She obtained CLE Leadership certification, participated in the Husky Leadership Conference, and was a member of the  Developing Ambitious Student Leaders club. Kahli was a member of  BU's Women’s Rugby team, the MARC conference champions and 3rd place national champions. Kahli has shadowed in physical therapy at  OAA Orthopedic Specialists and Theraplay, Inc and interned at  Phoenix Rehabilitation. Kahli has served her community by participation in the Big Event, the BU Color Run, the College of Science and Technology Career Day, the Kocher Park Clean-up, and the Children and Sibling's Carnival, She has presented educational programs at Bloomsburg's Children's Museum and tutored weekly at ABLE.

Mikala graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in health sciences, pre-physician assistant. Mikala will enter the master's program in physician assistant studies at Slippery Rock University. Mikala, a dean's list student, was recognized by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She obtained CLE Leadership certification and was a mentor for students in the Health Science Living and Learning Community.  Mikala was a member of the Beta Beta Beta biology honor society and the Biological and Allied Health Science Club. As a member of the inaugural class of Biology 301, Introduction to Health Care Practice, she worked as a  nursing assistant at Geisinger Medical Center for 10 weeks which included clinical rotations in the emergency department, medical.surgical units and oncology. Mikala provided educational activities on the circulatory system at Bloomsburg's Children's Museum and assisted Cadette Girl Scouts earn the Special Agents badge. In the community, Mikala participated in the Big Event, the Camp Victory Fall Festival. and the Color Run.