Burgin Mackey, a freshman environmental health major at Western Carolina University, has been selected to serve as the post-secondary/collegiate representative for the state association of the Health Occupations Students of America.
Mackey was elected to the position at a recent N.C. HOSA State Leadership Conference held in Greensboro. The event attracts students from across the state to compete in a variety of health science, leadership and teamwork activities.
N.C. HOSA is an organization for students who are or were enrolled in secondary or post-secondary/collegiate health science education programs and for students who are interested in or planning a career in the health professions. Currently, there are more than 10,000 N.C. HOSA members.
Mackey also is a member of the executive team for WCU’s HOSA chapter and represented his home district as its HOSA representative as a student at Madison County High School.