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“THE QUALITY OF LEADERSHIP, MORE THAN ANY OTHER SINGLE FACTOR, DETERMINES THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF AN ORGANIZATION.” – Fred Fiedler and Martin Chemers in Improving Leadership Effectiveness
The Student Leadership Committee plays an integral role in CAHE students’ academic and social life. Class representatives are selected from various cohorts and act as a liaison between the Center’s administration and fellow classmates to streamline communication, drive student engagement and participation, as well as encourage strong academic performance. With numerous student-focused events/activities taking place at CAHE throughout the year, the Student Leadership Committee provides essential organizational support and insight to help make these events successful.
The Student Leadership Committee is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills and become actively involved in the Center’s Student Life. A Class Representative “Class Rep” is selected for each cohort to be the voice of the Student Leadership Committee. Class representatives are required to attend quarterly Thursday night meetings during the academic year. Whether one is the designated Class Representative or not, all students are encouraged to participate in Center-wide events!
Class representatives additional roles include, but are not limited to:
- Serving on Advisory Boards.
- Uniting the institution and the various healthcare programs offered.
- Helping to identify areas/policies that can be adjusted to better serve the needs of the community.
- Coordinating various charity events throughout the academic year.
- Representing the institution and various events throughout the academic year, including regularly scheduled Open Houses.
How can I become a Class Representative?
Details on how to apply for the position will be provided at orientation. All nominees will be reviewed by a committee and reps will be announced by Week 4 of their program start date.
MEET OUT CURRENT CLASS REPS
"What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows."
“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you’ve come.”
“Never apologize for being more than they thought you should be.”
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”
Amanda started her college education at Quinnipiac University in 2017 majoring in DMS. She absolutely loved it, although she realized being away just personally was not for her. She transferred back home to St. Francis College (Brooklyn) and continued to major in DMS there. St. Francis is affiliated with Center for Allied Health Education and safe to say, she could not be happier with her decision.
In high school, Amanda was captain of varsity softball. She absolutely loved guiding them in plays and being involved. Amanda thinks she is approachable and can get her point across well, for her classmates and herself. She is excited to see what the future holds and pursue a career in diagnostic medical sonography.
Throughout her life, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, but just did not know what. She surrounded herself in a variety of employment and extracurricular opportunities, which steered her into the profession of ultrasound. Ultrasound really stuck out to her the most due to her fascination of creating images of the body’s organs and tissues non-invasively as well as the skills it took to create these quality images.
Sapoura believes that her educational, professional, and personal experiences have allowed her to build connections and collaborate closely with a variety of other healthcare professionals along the way. These experiences have provided her the necessary skills, tools, and mental preparation that she will need as a future ultrasound technician. Also, her experiences have transformed her into a more well-rounded, empathetic, and mature individual who is prepared to face the challenges and absorb the excitement that comes along with a career as an ultrasound technician. Sapoura intends to use her skills, tools, knowledge, and cultural competency to improve the lives of her patients of all backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses.
As she continues on her road to success, she hopes to make a difference in our society as a future ultrasound technician.
“Everything negative – pressure, challenges, is all an opportunity for me to rise.”
Francis entered the Surgical Technology program because he wanted to be more hands on when it came to patient care. He finds surgical procedures to be fascinating and finds satisfaction in knowing he will aid in the treatment of patient conditions. He looks forward to being in the operating rooms and knows that in order to provide optimal patient care one has to know the importance of team work.
Christine has held several leadership positions in the past. She served as the secretary and then Vice President of the student run dance company at SUNY Oneonta. She also held the position of Clerical Supervisor at her previous job in a surgical office.