Fall |2019
Palmetto Scrubber
July 2019
Hey there SUPERSTARS! Here is what's happening with your state assembly!
Upcoming Events
Fall 2019 Charleston Workshop.
October 5 & 6,2019
MUSC Drug Discovery Building Rm. 110
171 Ashley Ave 
Charleston, SC 29425
Sponsored by & joined with: IAHCSMM
12 CEUs
$70.00 Registration
FREE to students!
Don't forget your SUPERHERO gear, capes, masks & all! Get ready to show everyone what superheroes we are everyday!
Letter from your President
Greetings to our membership!
First I would like to thank you for electing me as your 2019-2021 SCSA President. The past 4 months have been busy and your state board has accomplished much in this short time. Our profession is growing at a remarkable rate, and with new certification requirement changes, it is of the utmost importance to stay educated and stay certified. Having said this, it is the goal of the State Board to provide you with (2) workshops a year that will provide you with the continuing educational requirements needed for that year. As always, we have focused on the successful development of our Surgical Technology students and getting them into the workforce, and we thank all of our Preceptors and Program Directors across the State, but I also recognize the hard work and diligence of my peers that are in the facilities, our working Technologist. In the upcoming weeks, you will receive a short survey, please take the time to complete it. We are wanting your insight on better ways to serve your needs in the areas of Conferences, Recertification, Jobs, or anything else that may be a Statewide issue or interest. The SCSA Board is looking forward to a exciting year with all of you, and if you have any questions or concerns, never hesitate to contact anyone on this board. Take time to visit the new website,  http://www.scsaast.org  and we will see you in October in the beautiful city of Charleston!! ( Don’t forget to dress as a Superhero 🦸‍♀️!)

Sincerely,
Katrina Williams CST, CSFA FAST
SCSA President

2019 Board of Directors Elected Fall 2019
President -Katrina Williams
Vice President -Mary Cusack
Treasurer -Raetta Coleman
Secretary -Elizabeth West
Director- Patricia Keels
Director -Susan Marshall
Director -Kathy Patnaude
Director -Andrea Sparr
Director -Dana Tisdale

Mary Kay Cusack
Raetta Coleman
Elizabeth ' Brooke' West ( Summerlin)
Kathy Patnaude
Patricia Keels
Susan Marshall
Dana Tisdale
Andrea Sparr
Bylaws news!!
Addendum passed 6/22/19:
Article V Section 1 G- ​Those who wish to run for Board of Director position must first have attended one business meeting and one SCSA workshop prior to elections. 
SCSA Student Representative is a state level presidential appointed position. Loren has represented the ambition and drive that we need for SCSA. She will represent SCSA as a student liaison and outreach. We are hoping to increase student level activity within our organization and it starts here with our students!
SCSA STATE Student Representative: Loran Britt
An open letter to Preceptors:
Thank you for holding my hand on my first day. For making me feel welcome. For walking me through the simplest of tasks. For reminding me to breathe when you noticed my hands were trembling.
Thank you for greeting me with a smile each morning. For being genuinely happy to spend your day with me. For never making me feel like a burden.
Thank you for keeping me one step ahead of the surgeon. For patiently answering my millions of questions. For letting me begin to do things on my own. For helping me build my skills and my confidence.
Thank you for your kindness, patience, and generosity. Thank you for sharing your time and wisdom with me. Thank you for being my preceptor.
Much love and respect,
Your surgical tech student

Loran Britt, Student Representative SCSA
SCSA FAST Recipients
Kathy Patnaude
Katrina Williams
Mary Kay Cusack
Nadine Connelly
Patricia Keels
Raetta Coleman
Susan Farley
Neva Lawson
Shawn Guirau
Erin Ivey
SCRUB BOWL 2019
We were so lucky to be a part of 2019 Scrub Bowl! Students who are interested in attending Fall Workshop please contact their instructors for the FREE registration code!



CONGRATS GREENVILLE TECH!!! the 2019 Scrub Bowl winners!!!
AST National Student Representatives from SC
Jessica Gamez, SST
Robeson Community College
Jimmy Washington, SST
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Thank you for all that you do!
Contact Us
www.scsaast..org

Secretary.scsa@gmail.com

P.O Box 1001 Dillon, SC 29536