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Two Barton MLT students earn KSCLS state awards
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Barton Community College MLT coordinator and instructor Cheryl Lippert stands with students Laura Thompson and Maria Mayta, while the students display their recent awards from the Kansas Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists.



The Kansas Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (KSCLS) presented awards this month to two Barton Community College students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program. Barton’s Maria Mayta received the KSCLS "Outstanding Student" plaque for this year. Her classmate Laura Thompson earned the KSCLS "Outstanding Student" scholarship for $500.

The "Outstanding Student" awards are based on completion of first year MLT classes, overall GPA, employability, leadership demonstrations, community participation and program recommendations.

"Everyone involved with Barton’s MLT program is very proud of these students for their excellence and personal responsibility in the pursuit of their education," said MLT Program coordinator and instructor Cheryl Lippert.

With on-campus, hybrid and online options, Barton is currently educating more than 30 MLT students across Kansas and western Missouri. Find out more about Barton’s MLT program at

KSCLS is an organization comprising laboratory professionals committed to improving clinical laboratories across the state. KSCLS is an affiliate society of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). Besides Kansas, ASCLS Region VI comprises Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.