Andrews Student Selected for API Scholarship

   Campus News | Posted on December 20, 2018

The following information was announced by Auburn Health Strategies.

Traverse City, MI—Eunice Hansen, a senior at Andrews University, is one of five students, out of more than 300 nationwide applicants, to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute (API). The API scholarship program enters its 11th year with over 50 students receiving funds to further their medical laboratory science education.

“The enthusiasm these students have for the science behind the clinical laboratory is clear,” remarked Daniel C. Edson, President of API. “From an intrigue with genetics to culturing reindeer samples for enteric pathogens, this year’s scholarship winners have a variety of interests and experiences.”

Ms. Hansen explained her interest in the clinical laboratory in verse: “Medical laboratory scientist I’m desiring to be. Measuring, testing, discovering and analyzing is key. To running the tests which help doctors provide relief. Making a difference and that difference begins with me.”

Karen Reiner, PhD, MT(ASCP), Department Chair, Program Director and Clinical Coordinator in Medical Laboratory Sciences at Andrews University, noted that Ms. Hansen has the “dedication and commitment to the preparation required for practicing as medical laboratory professional.”

“API scholarships aim to support students driving the future of the laboratory profession,” said Edson.

The American Proficiency Institute is one of the largest proficiency testing providers in the world, serving over 20,000 laboratories. API offers innovative solutions and technical excellence for the proficiency testing needs of hospital and reference laboratories, physician offices, clinics, and point-of-care testing sites.