MLS faculty, students recognized in Pierre

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, South Dakota chapter, held its annual business meeting in Pierre last week. SDSU Medical Laboratory Science students and faculty met with the governor in recognition of his proclamation for  National Medical Laboratory Week 2014: April 20-26.

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Pictured above are:  Top Row: L-R; Instructor Brendon Sato, Matt Schabacker, Nicholas Adolph. Row Two: Instructor Stacie Lansink, Velvet Ketelson, Kathy Naatjes, Stefan Stinnett. Row Three: Melissa Gerhold, Alyssa Foos, Megan Kiefer, Paige Hardin. Row Four: Bridget Parsons, Cassie Tencate, Amber Ebben, Lyndi Anderson. Row Five: Lecturer BreeAnn Brandhagen, Shannon Reynolds, Katie Ludens, Jenna Hose, Zak Prpich. Row Six: Erin Fernholz, Tiffany Lanenga, Randi Grohs. Bottom Row: Governor Dennis Daugaard and MLS Program Director Pat Tille.

Two faculty members, one alumna and three students were also recognized during the ASCLS-SD  meeting.

Stacie Lansink, instructor, was recognized for 15 years of service and membership in ASCLS and continues as board member at large. She was also appointed membership chair.

Pat Tille, associate professor, received the Region V (S. Dak., Minn., N. Dak., Wisc.) presidential award for service, the Omicron Sigma Award. She was also elected ASCLS-SD president for 2014-2015 and appointed as the national ASCLS bylaws chair.

Katie Pieschke Tipton, ’12 graduate, was elected board member at large.

Student recognition included:

  • Amanda Graves was recognized as a future ASCLS leader and laboratory professional, received the presidential award “Key to the Future” and was elected to the board as new professional board member.
  • Bridget Parsons was appointed to the board as student forum representative.
  • Erin Fernholz received an academic scholarship.

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