Congratulations to Daniel McDermott, MS, PA-C, ’04, on being awarded the 2014-2015 Distinguished Service Award by A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) Alumni Chapter Board.
The Distinguished Service Award award honors graduates who have attained local, national, or international distinction in their profession or discipline. The award recognizes efforts made by alumni to advance the mission of ATSU in support of its programs, thereby ensuring the University’s impact on our community and future generations of students.
According to the nomination, after graduating in 2004, McDermott was promoted to program director at Cuyahoga Community College’s Physician Assistant program based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Three years later, he was selected to serve as assistant dean of academic affairs and again promoted as associate dean of the health sciences division for Cuyahoga Community College’s East Campus. His duties included oversight of seven healthcare programs as well as the courses related to general sciences.
In February 2014, he was named dean of health and human services for Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio. McDermott’s duties include oversight of the fiscal and strategic planning for more tha 22 health and human services programs.
In conjunction with his academic leadership duties, McDermott has remained an ATSU adjunct instructor teaching Advanced Physician Assistant Studies distance education courses.