SWOSU Student Kylee Cahoy Named Outstanding Student by American Medical Technologists

For the second year in a row, a Southwestern Oklahoma State University-Sayre Medical Laboratory Technician student has won a national award.

SWOSU-Sayre student Kylee Cahoy was recently named the winner of the Outstanding Student Award in the Medical Laboratory Technician category from the American Medical Technologists.

Originally from Wyoming, Cahoy attended SWOSU in Weatherford on a rodeo scholarship.  She transferred to the Sayre campus in fall 2016 and was able to complete the Medical Laboratory Technician coursework in only two semesters.

“Kylee was a committed student,” said SWOSU-Sayre Medical Laboratory Technician Program Director Roxann Clifton.  “She was dedicated to the program and only missed class when she had to leave for a rodeo.”

During the fall semester, Cahoy was simultaneously completing her BS degree from SWOSU while taking the MLT professional courses and attending rodeos, many of which were far from western Oklahoma.

Cahoy is completing the clinical portion of the program at Uintah Basin Healthcare in Roosevelt, Utah.

Cahoy was a member of the National Honor Society, Who’s Who, and the SWOSU Biology Club.  She has also been named to the President’s Honor Roll, AMT Student Member and SWOSU Student Athlete of the Month.  She has also been involved in a highway beautification project and reading to children, and she helped with a rodeo for special needs children. 

“We are very proud of Kylee for her contributions in the classroom and to the community and believe she will be as successful professionally as she has been educationally,” Clifton said. 

Cahoy will receive a plaque and a monetary award in addition to registration to the American Medical Technologists National Convention in Kansas City where she has been invited to accept her award in person. 

SWOSU-Sayre student Rachel Randall won this award in 2016.