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Former Teacher and Current SWOSU Student Named Outstanding Student by AMT


Southwestern Oklahoma State University-Sayre student Rachel Randall of Hollis was recently named the winner of the Outstanding Student Award in the Medical Laboratory Technologist category from the American Medical Technologists.

Randall will receive $250 and a plaque, and SWOSU-Sayre will also receive a plaque in honor of Randall’s accomplishment. She will be honored this July in Memphis (TN).  

A former public school teacher, Randall entered the SWOSU-Sayre Medical Laboratory Technician Program last fall.

“Rachel decided on a career change to pursue a new career as a medical laboratory technician, and she’s been a wonderful addition to the program,” said SWOSU-Sayre MLT Program Director Roxann Clifton.  “This award confirms what we’ve known about her abilities.”

Randall has already received several job offers, so she will begin her new career as soon as she completes her clinical practice this summer 

Though the program usually requires four semesters to complete the necessary coursework, Randall is finishing hers in only two semesters.

“We are very proud of Rachel's success and look forward to her contributions to the field of laboratory medicine,” Clifton said.