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Skills, motivation noted in DATC students
May 03, 2013 | 1080 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

KAYSVILLE — Amy Crosland and Wyatt Francis have been recognized by Davis Applied Technology College as students of the month, an honor that takes into account progress, skills, motivation and personal history.

Crosland, a wife and mother of two, first studied to be a teacher but then changed her focus to nursing, according to a press release.

After earning a state certification through DATC’s Nurse Assistant program, she worked in home hospice. She later decided to continue her education in the DATC Practical Nursing program, and applied three times before being accepted.

“It has been the hardest thing that I’ve ever done in my life,” said Crosland of the program. “Nursing school really pushes you to the max. I’m so glad I have the support of my family and great nursing friends.”

Members of the DATC faculty complimented her for the encouragement she gives other students.

Francis is a senior at Syracuse High School who enjoys the outdoors and likes to hunt, according to the press release.

He became interested in welding during a tour of DATC as a ninth grader, and began studies in the program last summer.

Now more than halfway through the self-paced program, he will finish in June, just a few weeks after high school graduation.

Francis plans to serve a mission, and then return to DATC to recertify. He hopes to finance a degree from Weber State University by working as a welder.

“If you don’t mind getting dirty,” he said, “you like working with your hands and you have good eye-hand coordination, welding is a great place to try that out.”

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