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Student from APSU Med Tech Program takes national award again

January 29, 2002

For the third consecutive year, an Austin Peay State University student has been recognized by Lambda Tau, the national medical technology honor society.

Wendy Wolford, an APSU senior, was selected co-second runner up for the 2001 National Lambda Tau Student Award.

"I was proud to get this award because it is a national scholarship, and I was competing with bright students from other Medical Technology Programs. This proves APSU has an excellent program, and if you study hard and participate while you're in college, you can succeed," said Wolford.

The daughter of Allan and Linda Wolford, Franklin, Wolford is a 1998 graduate of Franklin High School and serves as president of the APSU chapter of Lambda Tau.

Winners are chosen based on letters of recommendation, grade point average, extracurricular activities and a written essay describing why they want to be a medical technologist.

In her essay Wolford wrote, "I wanted to go into health care, but I did not want to be in school for eight years or more or deal with the stress of being a nurse. Then I discovered medical technology, and it was exactly what I had been looking for."

According to Wolford, medical technology was appealing because a degree can be earned in four years, and it offers numerous employment possibilities.

Describing the importance of the honor to APSU's Medical Technology Program, Dr. James Thompson, director, said, "This is a recognition of quality students and quality programs."