Columbia State Med Lab Student Chosen for American Medical Technologists Scholarship

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Columbia State Med Lab Student Chosen for American Medical Technologists Scholarship
Pictured (left to right): Lisa Harmon, Columbia State program director and assistant professor of medical laboratory technology; Columbia State student and American Medical Technologists scholarship recipient Noah Wright; and Dr. Kae Fleming, Columbia State dean of Health Sciences Division and professor of radiologic technology.

Columbia State Community College medical laboratory technology student Noah Wright was recently chosen for a national American Medical Technologists scholarship.

“I feel great to have received a scholarship from AMT,” said Wright. “It’s a sought-after organization that gives dependable certifications and support to medical professionals nationally. To represent Columbia State students with an award from AMT feels fantastic!”

The American Medical Technologists is a nonprofit organization for allied health professionals that awards several scholarships annually to students and members. Wright is the only Columbia State student to receive the scholarship.

“Noah’s voluntary involvement with the MLAB Advisory Committee demonstrates an investment in individual and programmatic continuous improvement,” said Dr. Kae Fleming, Columbia State dean of Health Sciences Division and professor of radiologic technology.

A Columbia resident and member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Wright plans to go right into the workforce at Maury Regional Medical Center following graduation. He eventually plans to complete his bachelor’s degree in medical technology following more experience. Wright comes from a family of Columbia State graduates, with his father, mother and brother all being alumni.

“We are very excited for Noah for receiving this AMT award scholarship,” said Lisa Harmon, Columbia State program director and assistant professor of medical laboratory technology. “We encourage all of our MLAB students to apply for these scholarships offered by various organizations that support our profession.”

“Columbia State has prepared me by pushing me academically and finding ways to traverse challenges in the field and life in general,” Wright said. “The school has shown me what I truly like in a profession, especially medical technology.”

Medical laboratory technology students are eligible for Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, scholarships and other forms of financial aid. In-field employment for graduates is consistently guaranteed and often includes a sign-on bonus. Columbia State’s medical laboratory technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science.

For more information about the medical laboratory technology program at Columbia State, visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/MedLab.

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