Thursday, May 28, 2015

Outstanding Senior in Allied Health Award



Myrle Newcomer, the recipient of the Outstanding Senior
 in Allied Health Award, at work at her clinical site at
 Robert Packer Hospiral.

Myrle Newcomer  was selected as the 2014-2015 Outstanding Senior in Allied Health Science based on her academics, leadership, and community involvement. Myrle will graduate summa cum laude at the end of summer 2015 with a degree in Health Science, Medical Laboratory Science. She has been named to the Dean's List each semester.  Myrle has received an Academic Trustee Scholarship, the American Society for Clinical Pathology Siemens’ Legacy Scholarship, and the James E. Parsons Microbiology Scholarship. She received a  Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Freshman Academic Award for outstanding achievement during her freshman year. Myrle was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society as a junior and into the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. While on campus, she was a biology tutor and a member of Developing Ambitious Student Leaders (DASL). She participated in Club Tennis and Intramural Volleyball. She was a Team Leader at Little League International and helped train new employees and a project manager for  "The Big Event.” She is currently completing a 12-month clinical internship at Robert Packer Hospital School of Medical Technology in Clinical Laboratory Sciences.  Following graduation, Myrle plans to begin working in a hospital medical laboratory. Her current departmental interests include immunohematology and clinical chemistry. She intends to pursue a Master’s degree to later obtain either a management or more specialized departmental position in the future. Congratulations Myrle!