Eight students have been admitted to the second year of the Seward County Community College Medical Laboratory Technician program in Liberal, Kansas, for the fall 2005 school year.

Elizabeth Andazola of Syracuse, Susan Conley of Ashland, Ruth Edwards of Ulysses, Victorine Fotabong of Liberal, Sherry Luckie of Buffalo, Okla. Lindy Ray of Waterville, Ohio, Roman Ruppert of Fremont, Ohio, and Janelle Wynn of Visalia, Calif., successfully completed the first year of the program. Admission is contingent upon students completing the first year general education courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, with three letters of reference and an interview with a faculty member.

The online format for the medical laboratory technician program allows place-bound students to remain in their geographic location while pursuing their academic goals, said Suzanne Campbell, MLT program coordinator. Students have access to the lecture materials at their convenience with the laboratory component being completed at a local clinical facility. The increased demand for laboratory professionals has brought attention to the field as a career choice and SCCC’s program is experiencing increased enrollment.

“I am very pleased with the academic quality that this group of students represents,” Campbell said. “They will be an outstanding group with which to work and I anticipate having each as a highly competent, entry-level graduate.”

For more information about this Medical Laboratory program, call Seward County Community College at 1-800-373-9951, ext. 077.