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Awards and Honors

As an organization, University Ambulance Service has been the recpient of numerous honors, including the NCEMSF Striving for Excellence Award for the three-year periods of 1999-2002, 2002-2005 and 2005-2008; the NCEMSF Collegiate EMS Organization of the Year (2003-2004); the Geisinger Medical Center Life Saving Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service (2000); and many more.

Within the organization, four individual honors are awarded at the company's end-of-the-year banquet. These awards include:

EMT of the Year

Recipients: Brad Wiekrykas (2013), Janet Fraser (2012), Jake Meitzler (2011), Dan Johnson (2010), Shawn Maguire (2009), Robby Wu (2008), Tim Braun (2007), Cindy Bittner (2006), Steph Sharp (2005), Sheri Hale (2004), Kiva Bartlett (2003), Justin Arnold (2002), Lionel Tauszig (2001), Matt Osborne (2000), and Adam Ray (1999).

Volunteer of the Year

Recipients: Kelsey Baumes (2013), Kelly McLennan (2012), Jackson Langevoort (2011), Jake Meitzler (2010), Kate Stamler (2009),Geoff Finnegan (2008), Kailash Lal (2007), Sean McKenna (2006), Katrina Kissman (2005), Patrick Gomella (2004) and Steph Sharp (2003).

Wes Cartwright and Murray Peterson Excellence in Mentoring Award

Recipients: Ian Dwinell (2013), Dan Bitner (2012), Alex Baukus (2011), Kevin Gerrity (2010), Kevin Gerrity (2009), Josh Geiple (2008), Dave Schoenwetter (2007), Bill Myers (2006), John Bianco (2005), Kasandra Botti (2004) and Rob Szewczyk (2003).

David Jones Distinguished Instructor Award

Recipients: John Zhang (2013), Lauren Schopman (2012), Alex Baukus (2011)

Thomas J. Dagney III "Memorial" Faux Pas Award

Recipients: Shannon Baird, Katelyn Cherry, and Chelsey Morrison (2013),Jake Meitzler and Alex Baukus (2012), Matt Rizzotti (2011), John Zhang and Danielle Shearer (2010), Wes Cartwright (2009), Jon Nesfeder (2008), Larry Warner (2007), Jon Nesfeder (2006),Patrick Gomella (2005), Sheri Hale and Jeff Rosebach (2004), Kiva Bartlett (2003), Tony Reinert (2002), Dave Jones and John Bianco (2001), Jeff Ajello (2000), Stephanie Janson (1999), Matt Arentz and Chris Galton (1998), Swarna Sikdar (1997), Sheryl Alston (1996), Nam Truong and Matthew Funderburk (1995), Christopher D'Esposito (1993), Robert Glover (1992), Donna Reich and Josh Sheard (1991), Phil Lucas (1990), William Cornelius (1989), Brian Kobularcik (1988), Todd Johnson (1987), Robert Edwards Jr. (1986), John Zielke (1985), Erik Whalen-Pederson (1984), Theodore R. Delbridge (1983, 1982), Robert J. Fanning Jr. (1981) and Thomas J. Dagney III (1980).

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