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  • Galaxy Reward Program

    The AST Galaxy Program recognizes surgical technology program directors who promote their students future success in the field by encouraging membership in their national professional organization, The Association of Surgical Technologists.

  • Galaxy Award Winners

    The Galaxy Award winners are programs that have successfully encouraged their students to become AST members. Membership in a professional organization is an important start to any career. AST honors these programs and their commitment to their students and the profession. 

    Galaxy 2019

    Galaxy 2018

    Galaxy 2017

    Galaxy 2016

    Galaxy winners receive special recognition at AST's national conference, in June edition of The Surgical Technologist and in the ASTSA and Instructor's newsletters. 

    For complete information and to ensure that your program receives the Galaxy Program recognition it deserves for next year, fill out the Galaxy Program Application and submit it to AST.

    2019 Galaxy Program Raffle Winners

    Programs who earn the Galaxy award recognition are placed into a drawing to win a trip to the following year's Educator Conference. 

    The winners are: 

    • Sydney Fullbright, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
    • Sandra Farley, York Technical College