Wayne Community College recognized the eight members of its 2018 Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) class in a formal pinning ceremony recently.
The annual service included presentation of MLT pins by faculty of the program and recitation of the “American Society for Clinical Pathology Code of Ethics.” The event denoted the graduates’ passage from students to professionals in their field.
This year’s graduates are Skylar Raynor of Dudley; Karla Flores, Quiana Pollard, and Amanda Stuckey of Goldsboro; Jamie Jones of Kinston; Megan Howard of Mount Olive; Kristen Rochelle of Pikeville; and Brittany Carmichael of Selma.
The ceremony’s guest speaker was Cole Eslyn, a former instructor in the program who had taught and served as a preceptor for some of the graduates in the hospitals at which she has worked. She was a member of the college’s first medical laboratory technology class and is national certified in that field.
Eslyn told the graduates that they had chosen “an exciting field – one that is always changing and advancing.” “Even though you are out of sight, you will play a key role” in the health of the patient, she said, “Behind every bar code is someone’s mother, brother, or child.”
The Outstanding MLT Student Award was presented to Rochelle. She excelled in the clinical setting and the classroom, earning the highest grade point average in her class. Her ability to work as a team member was also noted as exceptional.
After leading the graduates through the Code of Ethics, Program Director Jan Bradley told them, “Wherever this degree takes you, I hope you leave your mark. I welcome you as colleagues.”
Wayne Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology program is a limited-admission, Associate in Science degree program. Graduates are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Exam to be credentialed as a medical laboratory professional.
WCC’s program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 14,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.