November 4, 2021

Members of the Shawnee State University Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program presented a booth on Oct. 28 at the HalloweenTown event in Russell, KY. The students showed guests information about the MLT program while offering up spooky holiday-themed entertainment and candy.

group photo of SSU Med Lab students
Current SSU Med Lab students volunteering at the HalloweenTown booth. Pictured left to right: Kayla Dearfield, Katie Murray, Brooklynn Anderson, Marissa Markins, Abbigail Pack, and Joey Gallagher.

The SSU MLT program is a 5-semester sequence that prepares graduates for professional certification and careers working in the medical field in a range of testing and analysis roles. Testing may include work in blood banking, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, immunology and/or molecular diagnostics. Alumni from the program have routinely found starts to their careers very quickly, as positions continue to be in high-demand at hospitals and medical facilities. Part of the program also requires MLT students to complete service while engaging with surrounding communities.

Applications for acceptance into the Shawnee State University Medical Laboratory Technology program starting the Autumn 2022 semester are due by Apr. 1, 2022. For more information on the program, visit or call Jean McGlone, MLT Program Director, at (740) 351-3102.