Respiratory Therapy Program Earns Distinguished Credentialing Award for Second Straight Year

 The Kent State University at Ashtabula Respiratory Therapy program was recently awarded the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) for the second straight year.

Program Director Yvonne George, D.Min., M.Ed., RRT received the award at the annual CoARC Summer Forum in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.last month.

“Earning this honor two years in a row is quite an accomplishment and is reflective of our focus on student success and excellence,” George said.  “I am grateful to our program faculty and staff, especially Amy Rodenhausen and Megan Alicea, without whose dedication and commitment to our students, this would not be possible.”

The CoARC Distinguished Credentialing Success Award focuses on program effectiveness in inspiring its graduates toward educational and professional achievement.   

The award is presented to programs that have for the previous three years held accreditation without a progress report, have RRT credentialing success of 90% or above and meet or exceed established CoARC thresholds for CRT credentialing success, retention and on-time graduation rate.   

For more information about the program, contact Yvonne George at or visit To apply to Kent State Ashtabula, visit

POSTED: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 1:40pm
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