SCC Health Science Division Announces August Student of the Month
Published on Aug 30, 2023
A student currently enrolled in second-year studies in the Somerset Community College (SCC) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program has been named the recipient of the SCC Health Sciences Division’s Student of the Month for August. Noah Adkins of Williamsburg received the award and is now a candidate for the Division’s Student of the Year, to be announced in May 2024.
Adkins is attending SCC on the Presidential Scholarship and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honorary. He serves on the MLT Program’s Advisory Committee.
Medical laboratory technicians work in clinical laboratories to collect patient specimens and perform tests in such areas as blood banking, clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, and urinalysis. Adkins became interested in the profession while taking a dual credit phlebotomy course taught by Mrs. DeeDee Bishop at Whitley County High School.
Adkins was recommended for the award by Donna Ratliff and Kimberly Land who stated, “Noah is an exceptional student. He is academically successful. He is courteous and respectful to his instructors and classmates and is a team player. He is an example of the type of person needed in the Medical Laboratory profession.”
Adkins is the son of Mary and Travis Adkins of Williamsburg and is a 2022 graduate of Whitley County High School. He is expected to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree from the Medical Laboratory Technician Program in May 2024, with plans to work in the southeastern portion of the state following graduation and, ultimately, further his education.
For more information about the SCC MLT Program, contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caption: Noah Adkins of Corbin, KY is the Somerset Community College Health Sciences Division’s Student of the Month for August, seen here with MLT faculty Donna Ratliff and Kimberly Land. He is now a candidate for the Health Sciences Division’s Student of the Year Award, to be presented in May 2024.