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MassBay Professor Named a Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists

Monday, June 10, 2019

Richard Clark Richard Clark
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MassBay Community College

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (June 2019) — MassBay Community College is pleased to announce Surgical Technology Professor and Program Director, Richard Clark, has been named a 2019 Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists (FAST). Professor Clark is the first MassBay faculty named to the Fellows of the Association of Surgical Technologists in the College’s history. The FAST designation is awarded to recognize those individuals who have upheld the highest professional, ethical, and moral standards and traditions of the surgical technology profession, and whose professional activity has been devoted to the advancement of the profession toward improving the quality of surgical patient care.

"This award is the pinnacle of my professional career and I was absolutely excited to be named as a Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologist,” said Professor Clark. “It doesn't get any better!"

The Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) awards the fellowships to surgical technologists whose professional activities have been devoted to the practice of surgical technology, and who abide by the AST Code of Ethics and standards of practice. Individuals awarded the FAST, will commit and adhere to these ethics and standards of practice.

“We are so proud of Professor Clark, but not surprised,” said MassBay President, Dr. David Podell. “He leads one of MassBay’s best allied health programs and his graduates go directly into great careers.”

The FAST began in 2006 as an opportunity to recognize surgical technologists who have achieved the highest professional standards.

For more information on MassBay Community College www.massbay.edu.

MassBay Community College is ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for 2-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England and ranked #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.