DATC Names 2016 Student of the Year

Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) is proud to announce the selection of Tyler Beyeler, a Practical Nurse student, as the 2016 DATC Student of the Year. The announcement was made at a luncheon held November 22, 2016.  As a graduate of DATC's CNA and Surgical Technology programs and now a student of the Practical Nurse program, Tyler is very familiar with DATC.

 Tyler is currently employed as an emergency room technician, a job that comes with its share of stress, but luckily Tyler thrives on adrenaline. In the outdoors, Tyler is an avid mountain and road cyclist and loves the thrill of speed. At work, Tyler recognizes that his preparation, knowledge, and care for patients can mean the difference between life and death.

 One night on Tyler’s shift, an eight-week-old infant was brought to the trauma room with no pulse. “My soul froze inside of me,” Tyler says. Tyler used his infant CPR training and, together with his team, resuscitated the baby. The baby needed to be moved to another facility, and a medical flight team arrived to transport the infant.

 Tyler was inspired by the flight team’s efficiency and skill. This experience, though harrowing, confirmed his goal to become a flight nurse so that one day, he can provide the highest possible level of care to patients at the moment they need it most.

 Tyler’s leadership ability, academic strength, and clinical skills made him stand out as a winner to peers, staff, and administration. His instructor, Chantel Johnson, says, “Tyler has been identified already as a leader among his peers and has been elected the class president. He embodies all of the aspects of an amazing student and soon-to-be clinical professional.”

 Tyler received a $1,000 cash award, a $2,000 DATC scholarship, and will represent DATC at the Utah College of Applied Technology’s (UCAT) Student of the Year competition. The UCAT winner will represent Career and Technical Education in the State of Utah and win a two-year lease of a 2015 Ford Focus or a cash prize.

 Each of the other four finalists also came highly recommended as leaders in their programs. Dorothy Glade from Information Technology took 2nd place, Lisa Mecham Malmstrom from Cosmetology came in 3rd, Candice Coburn from Advanced Esthetician was 4th, and Michelle Wilcock from Pharmacy Technician was also a finalist. Each finalist received a plaque, a DATC Bookstore gift card, and several other prizes.