Chad Jordan, BioMedical Sciences student at SWTC and senior at Altus High School, was elected to the Oklahoma Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Officer team this past Monday. Chad serves as president for the local HOSA chapter through the BioMedical Sciences program.
HOSA is an organization that develops leadership skills through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education Instructional program across the nation. The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community. Oklahoma has a membership of over 5,000, including secondary, postsecondary, collegiate students; professional members; and alumni members.
In the BioMedical Sciences program at SWTC, he is jump-starting his collegiate career by taking Project Lead the Way classes as well as general education college classes that will give him credit towards his Pre-Med Degree. BioMedical Sciences instructor, Stacey Davis said, “Chad is an extraordinary person. He not only excels in the classroom, but in life. Chad is bright, intelligent, calm, cool and collected which is why I approached him with the opportunity to run for the (HOSA) State Office.” Davis went on to say, “Chad has all the qualities the advisors look for in HOSA State Officers.”
Through the BioMedical Sciences program, Chad is active in Saturday Science Camp where he works with area youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities-showing them how Science can be fun and to inspire them to think outside of the box, he also participated in the Body Mass Index (BMI) project with area elementary schools and each year volunteers at the All Star Olympics with his classmates. Not only is he very involved with extracurricular activities with SWTC, but also participates in many Altus Public School activities like Golf and the All School Production, where he will play Gaston in this year’s Beauty and the Beast production.