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Ultimate Medical Academy Clearwater Campus Inducts 8 Alpha Beta Kappa Students

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CLEARWATER, Fla., March 25, 2019 — The Clearwater Campus of Ultimate Medical Academy, the nonprofit school that prepares adult students for careers in healthcare, recognized 8 students as the institution’s newest Alpha Beta Kappa (ABK) National Honor Society members. The students were inducted March 21 at a pinning ceremony at the campus located at 1255 Cleveland St. in Clearwater, Florida.

“Our Alpha Beta Kappa pinning ceremonies recognize the academic achievements of our dedicated students who excel as they prepare for careers in healthcare,” UMA Campus Director Dr. Rebecca Sarlo said. “It is always a joy to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.”

ABK honors students who achieve a 3.85 GPA and complete 20 or more credit hours. UMA’s Clearwater ABK honorees are enrolled in or have recently graduated from diploma or associate degree programs to prepare them for careers in healthcare. They have studied to become dental assistants with expanded functions (DeAndre C. Armistad), and medical assistants (Carly T. Basil, Nicole Brooks, Melissa D. Campos, Marla P. DiSalvatore, Jessica K. Maloy, Elizabeth Opacian, and Jose A. Rosado Jr.).

ABK is the “premier national honor society” for America’s private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges, and universities. The purpose of ABK is to encourage and recognize superior student academic achievement, character, and leadership. The qualifications of membership are: excellence in classroom, shop, studio, and laboratory work; leadership and service in class and school activities; and personal integrity and good moral character.

UMA hosts the Clearwater Campus pinning ceremony each spring and fall. UMA was granted a charter of ABK in 2014.