Mashburn, a CVTC vascular sonography student, was nominated by his instructor Leif Penrose.
Bruce is a dynamic individual who left the airline industry to move into health care, Penrose said. He stays late to help other students in study groups, stands out in group activities and is generally respected as a natural leader.
Mashburn enrolled in CVTC as his career as an aviation mechanic at Delta Air Lines was coming to an end. He was aware of the financial troubles at Delta and realized a career change was inevitable.
Since an early age, I have had an interest in technology. Learning how things work and being able to understand these concepts gives me a sense of attained knowledge and accomplishment, Mashburn said.
The GOAL program, which focuses on excellence in technical education, celebrated 35 years this year. Technical college instructors across Georgia nominate students based on their academic achievement and personal leadership.
In addition to GOAL, Mashburn has also been chosen as the student member of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound Board for 2006-2007.
As the student member, Mashburn was invited to attend Mays SVU board meeting and the Vascular annual meeting. In addition, he will be profiled in the SVUs online newsletter, e-Spectrum, and he will contribute an article about his experience, to be published in e-Spectrum.
Mashburn was selected for this honor based on his enrollment in CVTCs vascular technology program (accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs), his application and his student membership in SVU.