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First recipient of new med tech scholarship announced

November 12, 2001

Barbara Werner loved microbiology. Her love was evident in the "do it right" attitude she displayed as a microbiologist at the Jesse Holman Jones Hospital in Springfield.

In Werner's honor, a scholarship has been established through the NorthCrest Medical Center Foundation, an effort launched, in part, to fund scholarships for health-related professions.

Mario Olivo, an APSU senior, is the first recipient of the scholarship.

"We're happy to award this scholarship to Mario Olivo and look forward to having him on our team," says William Kenley, CEO of NorthCrest Medical Center.

The son of Mario and Ana Olivo of Tampa, Fla., Olivo is majoring in medical technology. He is a 1992 graduate of Northwest High School.

Describing the importance of the scholarship to APSU's Medical Technology Program, Dr. James Thompson, director, said, "This is an example of the strong community support for the Medical Technology Program and our students from clinical affiliate employers in the area. We look forward to students benefiting in future years."

For more information about APSU's Medical Technology Program, call 7781.