MLT Program Graduates Honored with Pinning Ceremony
by Emilie Jenson, Public Information Office
Posted on 6/29/2023
Iowa Central Community College honored its Medical Laboratory Technician graduates with a pinning ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, June 27, at the Bioscience and Heath Sciences Building Auditorium on the Iowa Central campus.
Anne Iehl, director of laboratory at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake and a member of the Iowa Central MLT Advisory, presented the keynote address. Chloe Hicks, of Gowrie, was the student speaker.
Awards were presented for academic, clinical and teaching excellence. Recipient of the MLT Academic Excellence award was Teal Carpenter, of Fort Dodge. The MLT Clinical Excellence Award was presented to Sydney Karr, of Fort Dodge. Jennifer Maguire, medical laboratory scientist at Trinity Regional Medical Center was presented with the Outstanding Teaching Tech Award.
Josh Kraushaar, MLT Program director and Shawna Schuler, MLT instructor conducted the conferring of pins to the eight program graduates.
Graduates of the 2023 MLT Class were: Aryel Allwood, Maynard; Jocelyn Amos, Griswold; Teal Carpenter, Fort Dodge; Chloe Hicks, Gowrie; Sydney Karr, Fort Dodge; Katherine Lai, Storm Lake; Mackenzie Teslik, Belmond and Casey Villhauer, Sac City.
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