August 14, 2017


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Congratulations to Kathryn Boydstun, the 2017 ENMU-Roswell recipient of the New Mexico Society for Respiratory Care (NMSRC) Cory Sufrin Scholarship. The award is for outstanding academic achievement and professionalism. Boydstun was presented with the scholarship certificate and a $250 check from Mavis Williams, Respiratory Therapy Program director. “I am very impressed with Kathryn’s work ethic and determination to figure out solutions on her own,” she said. “She is working very hard at achieving her goal to become a respiratory therapist.”

Boydstun said she was surprised to receive the award, but finds the program challenging and fun. She is looking forward to the clinical training this semester.

Cory Sufrin was a Respiratory Therapy educator at UNMH in Albuquerque who died of brain cancer. A scholarship was established not long after his death by the NMSRC. The scholarship was established to assist students in respiratory therapy programs with their education. It is considered by the NMSRC as an “investment in the future of the Respiratory Therapy profession.” Each of the respiratory care programs in the state select one worthy recipient.