Alta High School graduate Class of '95, Matt Pritchard graduated May 15 as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Matt met his specialty requirements by completing a four-year BSN Nursing Program at Allen School of Nursing in Waterloo with academic awards of Summa Cum Laude, and then worked three years in a post- surgical intensive care unit at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.
Before applying to anesthesia programs. Matt was accepted in the 24-month program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nurse Anesthesia in Philadelphia, Pa. in May 2004. In graduation ceremonies Matt was presented the Agatha Hodgkins Award for Academic Excellence with Summa Cum Laude Awards. Matt will be starting his anesthesia practice with the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.
Matt is the son of Darrell and Becky Pritchard, Alta.