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Two AHEC Scholars Students Honored

Two AHEC Scholar students have been named “Scholars of the Year” by the Eastern Ohio Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Chelsey Palmer, a recent graduate of Kent State Trumbull, and Jake Weber, a student at Youngstown State. 

The AHEC Scholars Program is for undergraduate students who plan to enter the health care fields. The program provides interprofessional team-based learning experiences working with underserved communities in both urban and rural settings.  

Palmer graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and recently accepted a position in the progressive intermediate intensive care unit at Mercy Health-St. Joseph Warren Hospital. 

“This has been an incredible experience,” Palmer said in a Kent State post. “When you graduate from the program, you have met and made connections with decision-makers in the community and learn synergistic approaches to lessen class inequities and disparities.” 

Read more about Chelsey Palmer and AHEC in a Kent State Trumbull post.