Chris Keegan Fund Chris Keegan, CST, FAST, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 1, 2017, in Evansville, Indiana. Chris became a member of the Association of Surgical Technologists in 1974, the same year she earned her surgical technologist certification, and began her lifelong commitment to the profession of surgical technology, education and students. She received the highest honor from the Association of Surgical Technologists in 2006 when she was in the first group of recipients to be awarded the Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists (FAST) distinction. She served on the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) Board of Directors from 1997-2003, and as chair from 1999-2003. She also served on the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assistants Board of Directors (NBSTSA) from 2003-2009, followed by her service on the AST Board of Directors from 2009-2013. As a practitioner, she specialized in otolaryngology, head and neck and plastic surgery. Chris was a tenured and beloved professor at Vincennes University and was appointed chair of the program in 1991. She also was a prolific author and contributed to the AST Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 4th edition; the CST Certifying Exam Study Guide, 1st and 2nd editions; the Core Curriculum for Surgical Assisting, 2nd edition; and Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions.

She was an inspirational leader, and her warmth, laughter and contagious energy will be greatly missed.

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Lisa Reed made a comment.
2/8/2018 1:38:13 PM

Your contributions to the profession, are many. You have touched so many lives. You are missed.

Karyn Songer made a comment.
1/27/2018 3:55:09 PM

Thank you Ms. Keegan for the years of support in pursuit of my associates. Thank you for your contribution to the profession. God has you in his arms but you are greatly missed!

Kelsey Sullivan made a comment.
1/19/2018 8:12:27 PM

Chris was an absolute wonderful teacher and person. She was a great role model for all Surgical Technologists!

Renee Nemitz made a comment.
1/18/2018 8:28:39 AM

May Chrissy's light shine on through all the future students that are touch by this scholarship!

Lorie S Lavergne made a comment.
12/28/2017 7:51:20 AM memory and honor to a true Champion for our field...

Kathy Bittner made a comment.
12/19/2017 11:28:40 AM

In memory of my friend Chris

Nicole LLewelly-Brink made a comment.
12/17/2017 9:34:49 AM

In celebration of a life that was taken too soon. Chris was my Surgical Technology instructor at VU and was one of the BEST teachers I have ever known. This saddens me greatly. I will say a prayer for her family and friends, you are in my thoughts. Godspeed Chris. xo

Teri Junge made a comment.
12/17/2017 9:14:08 AM

Chris Keegan Memorial Fund

Brian Todd Prough made a comment.
12/13/2017 9:55:07 AM

Had the opportunity to meet Chris Keegan and was in awe of her knowledge an expertise. She will be missed.

Connie Bell made a comment.
12/13/2017 9:53:33 AM

Chris will forever be remembered as an excellent educator, great speaker, mentor and friend. She lived her profession, loved her students and was an advocate for education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. May your soul rest in peace dear friend,

Allyson Goodrich made a comment.
12/13/2017 7:21:33 AM

Donated on behalf of the Indiana State Assembly. Thank you Chris for your dedication to the profession!

Ann Marie McGuiness-Leary made a comment.
12/9/2017 9:43:38 AM

Chris will be remembered for her many pioneering contributions to our profession - we will miss her!

Karen L. Chambers made a comment.
12/8/2017 3:45:03 PM

You have been an inspiration to many! Gone but never forgotten! You will be missed!

Jana Vieck made a comment.
12/8/2017 12:25:56 PM

In memory of my friend and colleague.

Luanne Garner made a comment.
12/7/2017 12:27:28 PM

In memory of Long Time friend Chris .

Board of Directors made a comment.
12/7/2017 10:06:39 AM

On behalf of the Michigan State Assembly Board and membership

Nicole Claussen made a comment.
12/6/2017 8:19:49 PM

In memory of Chris Keegan