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Boyles Receives 1st NCASM Scholarship

Catawba Valley Community College Polysomnography Technology student Anita Boyles recently became the first recipient of the North Carolina Academy of Sleep Medicine Scholarship.

Polysomnographic technologists perform sleep diagnostics working in conjunction with physicians to provide comprehensive clinical evaluations that are required for the diagnosis of sleep disorders.

A resident of Conover and lifetime resident of Catawba County, Boyles enrolled at CVCC in 2003 as a displaced worker. She earned an associate degree in Healthcare Management in 2005 and has worked at Catawba Women’s Center for the past seven years.

In her scholarship application essay, Boyles stated her desire to further her education, become more involved in the instruction of others, and to work and/or do research in sleep medicine disorders that affect military personnel. Her husband, Kevin, is an active duty member of the Army National Guard and had difficulty adjusting to a normal sleep pattern after returning from duty in Iraq. She had been interested in working in a clinical health care field, and decided to pursue polysomnography. She plans to graduate this May.

“Boyles is an exemplary student and future leader that we need in this field,” said Karen Monarchy Rowe, president of the NCASM. The organization is the only chartered sleep society for all sleep professionals in North Carolina.

In her second year of her associate degree, she plans to graduate in May. She has worked clinical rotations at Blue Ridge Health Care in Morganton, Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Sleep Lap and Frye Regional Medical Center’s Sleep Lab.

Boyles was on the Honor’s List in spring ’11 and is a member of the USTA Rock Barn Women’s 2.0 tennis team. She and her husband and son are members of Open Door Baptist Church in Hickory.


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Updated 10.30.2008: Administrator