Congratulations to Erik Swanson, first-year AbleLight College student and Marcella Caruso, a first-year Physician Assistant student on being the students of the month for February!

When making Students of the Month nominations, we consider students’ achievements in the classroom, their leadership, demonstration of ethics and Christian character and their involvement in extracurricular activities.

Erik Swanson:

Erik Swanson is a first year AbleLight College student who exemplifies the mission and vision of CUAA and ALC in all that he does. In the classroom, Erik has grown in his ability to work with others and contributing to in-class discussions. He notes that he enjoys being in CUAA classes with his peers and likes the classes he is in. Most notably, Erik is in Concordia’s Orchestra and plays the cello. Outside of the classroom, Erik manages a YouTube channel in which he creates, produces, edits, and films YouTube videos that focus on model trains. Lastly, Erik is a faithful member of his church and regularly attends Chapel on campus.

Nominated by Angela Post

Marcella Caruso:

Marcella Caruso has demonstrated exceptional academic performance, consistently achieving high grades and actively participating in class discussions. Her dedication to her studies is evident in her ability to grasp complex medical concepts and apply them in practical settings. In addition to her academic achievements, Marcella has been actively involved in student government, contributing to the improvement of the school community. Her leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively with others have been instrumental in organizing successful events and initiatives. Marcella’s participation in the MAPA conference and charity drives showcases her commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Her passion for helping others and her desire to make a difference in the lives of those around her are truly inspiring.

Overall, Marcella’s positive attitude and willingness to help others make her an excellent candidate for this award. She is a role model for her peers and embodies the qualities of a successful Physician Assistant. I have no doubt that she will continue to excel in her studies and make a positive impact in the medical field.

Nominated by Dr. Alexandra Guajardo

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