Several students in the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program at Arkansas
State University-Beebe, were named state champions in the Annual Medical
Laboratory Technology/Medical Laboratory Sciences Quiz Bowl held at Baptist
Health Schools in Little Rock on April 14-15.
from the winning MLT team included M. Renee Forte of Romance, Hannah Brown of
Maumelle, Mariah Garcia of Cabot, and Louis Kohler of Cabot. The ASU-Beebe MLT
program students first competed against two-year MLT teams, and then competed against
the four-year MLS teams to win the overall state championship.
questions reflected knowledge of urinalysis and body fluids (clinical microscopy),
hematology and hemostasis, clinical chemistry/biochemistry, immunology and
serology, immunohematology (blood banking), pathogenic microbiology, including bacteriology,
virology, parasitology, and mycology.
sponsoring the MLT/MLS Quiz Bowl were Clinical Laboratory Management
Association (CLMA), Arkansas Society for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences
(ArSCLS), and the Arkansas Medical Laboratory Educator’s Forum (AMLEF).
ASU-Beebe MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for the
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The MLT program is under the direction
of Jimmy L. Boyd, assistant professor, who also received recognition for his
dedication and service as a NAACLS Volunteer.
more information on programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit
Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate,
two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in Beebe, Heber
Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers
associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and
industry. The Beebe campus also
collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer
baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.