The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 4, 2009
Psych Techs union awards $7,500 in scholarships

California Association of Psychiatric Technicians has awarded $750 scholarships to 10 students pursuing an education in the psych tech field. The 5-year-old program is for CAPT members or students related to CAPT members. The grants for the scholarships come from the American Association of Psychiatric Technicians.

Here's a list of the winners and the schools they're attending:

Andrea Chavez, Porterville College
Filimon Decena,Porterville College
Antonio Esqueda, Hacienda La Puente
Carla Gatewood, Mt. San Antonio College
Jeanette Keel, Porterville College
Celina Keeney, Porterville College
Pamela Pack, Porterville College
Rigoberto Rangel, Cuesta CollegeRene Williams, Porterville College
Evelia Zaporteza, Napa Valley College

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