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Pair graduates from McLeod Med Tech School

on Tuesday, 20 August 2019. Posted in News, Local News

Pair graduates from McLeod Med Tech School
Christina Hunt, left, and Joshua Beverly, right recently graduated from the McLeod School of Medical Technology. Shown with them is Program Director April Orange.

A graduation ceremony was recently held at McLeod Regional Medical Center for graduates of the McLeod School of Medical Technology, Joshua Beverly and Christina Hunt.

In existence since 1977, the McLeod School of Medical Technology has graduated 191 students from the program. A Medical Laboratory Scientist plays an important role in the prevention and diagnosis of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. They perform laboratory tests on specimens and in turn these tests assist physicians in verifying the causes of illnesses, aid in making medical decisions and in determining treatment options for their patients.

“Their meticulous execution of tests is crucial,” said Dr. Philip Quann, Pathologist and graduation commencement address speaker. “The diagnosis and lab results that Christina and Joshua now bring as part of the team are an important thread in the quality and safety of our patients.”

Both Beverly and Hunt were recipients of scholarship funds for the McLeod School of Medical Technology. These scholarships were made possible through generous donations to the McLeod Foundation.

Beverly received the Kyra Nettles Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2000 by Dr. and Mrs. Michael Pavy to provide financial assistance for a student enrolled in the McLeod School of Medical Technology.

Hunt was the recipient of the Dr. Vera C. Hyman Medical Technology Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2017 by Dr. Hyman also to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the program at McLeod. Dr. Hyman was instrumental in the establishment of the Medical Technology Program at McLeod.

As April Orange, Program Director for the McLeod School of Medical Technology remarked to the graduates, “Not every day is going to be easy but it is what you put into it that makes it so rewarding.”

For more information on the McLeod School of Medical Technology visit their website at www.peedeeahec.net.

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