W.Va. Educator Elected to Serve on National Board

July 12, 2012

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia educator has been named to the HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors, the organization that oversees Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).

Cyndy Sundstrom, health science coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Education, was elected as the Region 3 representative to the 50-member board. She will represent Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia at the HOSA Inc. board meetings.

“We are proud that Cyndy has been selected to serve in this important role,” said state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple. “She will represent West Virginia well.”

Sundstrom was selected from among several regional applicants based on her experience and her 3-minute presentation on how HOSA grows leaders.

“Industry representatives in West Virginia have repeatedly stressed to me that students need to learn to communicate, problem solve and use critical thinking skills to become successful employees,” Sundstrom said. “HOSA is a perfect fit to develop these leadership skills while allowing students to build their self confidence and team building skills.”

WV HOSA has more than 1,400 student members. The organization is sponsored by the Health Science Education Division of the Association of Career and Technical Education, approved by the West Virginia Board of Education, and endorsed by the United States Department of Education. It is a chartered affiliate of National HOSA, a 140,000 member organization. More than 95 percent of high school members choose to further their education in health and medical fields.

For more information, contact the Office of Communication at (304) 558-2699.


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