Tonight at the AMT Award Convocation, AMT members will win awards for their talent, skills and service. Congrats to all winners!
Order of the Golden Microscope--Charlie Baker, MT, South Carolina
Medallion of Merit--Patricia Poitier-Sands, RMA, Florida
Technologist of the Year--Richard Crowner, MT, RPT, Florida
RMA of the Year--Gretchen Tupa, RMA, Arizona
President's Award--Zenaida Maraggun, MT, Louisiana
The Becky Award--Joyce Lybrand, MT, South Carolina
Exception Merit Award--Marilyn Albertsen, MT, Oregon; Patricia Kroeger, RMA, Ohio; Melissa Martin, RMA, Pennsylvania; Robert Newberry, MT, Arizona; Tonya Satterfield, MT, West Virginia
The Pillar Award--Pearl Campbell, RMA, Florida; Sylvia Causey, MT, South Carolina; Gaye Hudson, MT, Tennessee; Louise Isbell, RMA, Oregon; Pamela Kriegel, MT, Maine; Cynthia Moore, MT, Louisiana; Patricia Westbrook, MT, Texas; Jane Lee Wise, MT, Arizona
Distinguished Achievement Award--Vanessa Austin, RMA, AHI, Indiana; Tina Crawford, RPT, Arizona; Marcia Dean, MT, Jamaica; Nancy Gabl, RMA, Illinois; Jerry B. Johnson, MT, North Carolina; Henry Oh, MT, AHI, New Mexico; Valerie Owens, RMA, Tennessee; Joyce Reed, MLT, South Carolina; Marina Salazar, RMA, Hawaii; Pamla Sharp, RMA, New Jersey; Coleen Sinclair, MT, Jamaica; Lia Kaye Spears, MT, Oklahoma; Glenda Howard-Stephens, MLT, Texas; Meritta Strachan, MT, Florida
Silver Service Award--Roxann Clifton, MT, Oklahoma; L.E. Vern Hein, MT, Indiana; Elizabeth Hurd, MT, Arizona; Charlene Maturi, MT, Maine; Ray Schiffer, MT, Texas (posthumously)
Cuviello Excellence in Education Award--Dr. Naomi Melvin, MT, CLC, Florida
O.C. "Skip" Skinner Uniformed Services Award--Hattie Gallon, MT, Georgia
Chet Dziekonski Educational Award--Robert Reid, New Mexico
AMT Technical Writing Awards--1st Place--Francis Torres, MT, Texas, "Caffeine-Induced Psychiatric Disorders," 2nd Place--Terrie Bruckner, MLT, Wyoming, "Monoclonal Antibodies Used as Cancer Immunotherapy"
AMT Feature Writing Awards--1st Place--Solomon Goldenberg, RMA, Florida, "Medical Ethics," 2nd Place--Willard M. Bracey, Jr., MT, Maryland, "The Use of Empty Containers from Laboratory Supply Purchases Would Help to Run a Lab More Efficiently and Conveniently."
2008 Honor Roll State Societies--Alabama, Arizona, DC/Delaware/Maryland, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine/New Hampshire, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Northwest (WA/ID/MT), Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rocky Mountain (CO/WY), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
Medical Lab Technician Student of the Year--Melissa Marie Smith, Oklahoma
Medical Assistant Student of the Year--Amanda Martinez, California
Student Writing Awards--1st Place--Charissa Isch, Oklahoma, "Colorectal Cancer," 2nd Place--Robin Nagel, Missouri, "Coronary Artery Disease," 3rd Place--David Jones, California, "Bilateral Perisylvian Polymicrogyria"
State Society Publication Awards--Journal--1st Place--Texas, "The New Texan," Kim Meshell, Editor, 2nd place--Michigan, "Microbe," Suellen Schobert, Editor, 3rd Place--Tennessee, "Tenn-O-Scope," Kaye Tschop, Editor, Newsletter--1st Place--Oregon, "The Microscoop," Marilyn Albertsen, Editor, 2nd Place--Arizona, "Arizona SunTech," Gretchen Tupa, Editor, 3rd Place--Illinois, "The Illinois Reporter," Nancy Gabl, Editor
Most Improved Publication--Northwest State Society, "Newsletter," Theresa Indovina, Editor
Editor of the Year--Marilyn Albertsen, MT, Oregon, "The Microscoop"