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  • Galaxy Star 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 Stars Award Winners

    The 2016 Galaxy Stars 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 Stars

    Galaxy Stars 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 Star recognition it deserves for next year, fill out the Galaxy Star Application and submit it to AST.

    2016 Galaxy Star Raffle Winners

    Programs who earn Galaxy Star recognition are placed into a drawing to win a trip to either AST's upcoming national conference or the next year's educators conference. Both winner's this year chose to attend the 2018 Educators Conference in Charleston, South Carolina in February. 

    The winners are: 

    • Dona Hoyt, Cape Coral Technology College, Cape Coral, Florida
    • George Barrera, Baptist Health System School of Health Sciences, San Antonio, Texas