Messenger - Vol. 2, No. 2, Page 19
Winter 1993
Med Tech program strengthened

     Thanks to increased recruiting and fund-raising efforts on the part of
alumni and the health care industry, the Medical Technology Program has
grown in numbers and strength.
     According to Anna Ciulla, program director, health care facilities
have encouraged their employees to recruit new students from high schools,
and volunteers have contacted students on campus who might be interested in
the major. A phonathon by alumni vounteers has raised $23,000 thus far for
a scholarship fund.
     "We are permitted to have 26 students in each class by our accrediting
agency, and our junior class has 24 students. We hope to fill all the slots
in the next few years, thanks to these efforts," Ciulla said.
     Peter Anderson, one of the first graduates of the program in 1951 and
now vice president of public affairs for Medlab Clinical Testing Inc., has
helped to organize support for the program in the health care field. He
also was instrumental in the recent donation of a Technicon H1 hematology
analyzer from Medlab. Med tech students can now train on the $125,000,
state-of-the-art analyzer, which is capable of analyzing 60 blood samples
per hour, printing out a complete blood count and identifying