Two Moore Norman Technology Center Surgical Technology students were recently notified that they have earned the Jamie M. Rogers Memorial Scholarship. Julie Hudnell and Alexis Scott each received $500 which may be used at their discretion. Parents of the late Jamie M. Rogers, Mike and Nancy Rogers, asked Surgical Technology Instructor Dana Miles to notify the winners.
Jamie was a 1997 graduate of Norman High School and attended MNTC’s second Surgical Technology program, graduating in 2000. After receiving her diploma in surgical technology she began working in the surgery department at Integris Southwest Medical Center where she remained until taking a position in surgery at the Dean McGee Eye Institute. Jamie lost her battle with cancer in September of 2012. The scholarships in her honor are made possible through the efforts of her family and friends.
Criteria for earning the scholarship are maintaining a high-grade point average, having good attendance in the program, and writing an essay about future goals in health care. Candidates were to also demonstrate good work ethics and practical skills by presenting surgical case logs outlining the number of cases and the skills used during those cases. A scholarship panel reviews applications and the scholarships are presented on-or-close-to April 7, which is Jamie's birthday.
After graduation, both Hudnell and Scott plan to pursue careers as members of a surgical team. Hudnall wants to work in labor and delivery and Scott has had an offer from a plastic surgeon’s private clinic in the metro area.
Jamie’s parents said she loved the medical profession and working as a surgical technologist. She served as a Surgical Technologist in 8,613 medical procedures and was a highly-valued employee of Dean McGee for the last eight years of her life. Her parents said there are three fundamental things that people want out of life: to love, to be loved, and to make a difference and they believe that Jamie achieved all of these things during her life. Her parents said Jamie is missed by all of her family and co-workers and that they hope this scholarship can inspire others while sharing Jamie’s enthusiasm for the profession she loved.
Learn more about MNTC’s Surgical Technology Program.