|Advisor of the Year|
Fill out the downloadable PDFand complete the additional accomplishments portion to nominate your advisor for SCNAVTA Advisor of the Year.
The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31, 2016. The 2016 winner will announced at the NAVC Conference in January, 2017.
Advisor of the Year, 2015
Emma Cusack, EVT
Emma has been nominated by her chapter, StandbridgeCollege
"Never let the vet get bit!" was the first and most important lesson we learned from our instructor and chapter advisor, Ms. Emma Cusack. Ms. Cusack is a pillar in the veterinary community, known for her passion, integrity, and dedication to the profession. Bringing over 20 years of experience as a Registered Veterinary Technician, Emma is a both a faculty member and Assistant Program Director for the Veterinary Technology Program at Stanbridge College in Irvine, California. Emma knew it was essential to have an organization like NAVTA accessible to program students and led the establishment of a student chapter on the Stanbridge campus. The chapter quickly blossomed into much more than anticipated for a fledgling club as a direct result of her guidance, with multiple fundraising and outreach events in its first year.
Ms. Cusack tirelessly goes above and beyond to ensure her students are prepared to begin their careers as Registered Veterinary Technicians. The implementation of Stanbridge College's NAVTA Student Chapter began as a way to create more well rounded students with a desire to network beyond the classroom. With Emma's endless support and connections, her students are able to channel their newly acquired skills to the community in outreach events, such as working with local foster organizations and shelters. SCNAVTA members have participated in Bassett Hound Rescue events, Southern California Veterinary Medical Association events reaching underserved communities, and fundraisers for a local animal shelter.
In speaking for me, my fellow officers, chapter members, and Stanbridge College students, it has been an absolute pleasure to be taught and mentored by Ms. Cusack. Emma's enthusiasm, humor, wit, and experience simply radiate from her. Personally, I can only hope to emulate her success in the coming years as an RVT and Stanbridge graduate. However, no matter where my career as an RVT may take me, this much I do know: I will “never let the vet get bit!"
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