Seth Bubolz, a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) student at Moraine Park Technical College, has received the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) National Student Honor Award.
The ASCP National Student Honor Award is based on academic achievement, leadership ability, community activities, professional goals and endorsements from faculty and community leaders.
Bubolz, who is a native of Beaver Dam, is graduating from Moraine Park this month and credits the help of many others in making this award possible.
“My instructors, Dwane Klostermann and Linda Bau, as well as my program advisor, Ronaldo Cordeiro, have all been extremely helpful in furthering my education,” Bubolz said. “They have made the MLT program very interesting and exciting. I received this award because of their hard work and dedication to the laboratory profession, as well as all the hard work I put into my education.”
Medical laboratory technicians assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by performing tests on tissue, blood and other body fluids.
Bubolz said he has meaningful family reasons for going into this line of work.
“I chose to go to school to be an MLT because I wanted a career in healthcare so I could apply science and math to help patients on the road to recovery. My motivation to completing this program came from my grandmother who passed away from cancer. The laboratory is the first line of defense when it comes to detecting cancer,” Bubolz said.
Bubolz was also recently part of a Moraine Park MLT team that took second place in a Quiz Bowl sponsored by the Wisconsin chapter of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (ASCLS-WI).
Finishing as runners-up in the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) eight-team field were Moraine Park’s group of Bubolz, Katie Tynan and Jennifer Ott.
After the quiz bowl competition, these students attended the annual ASCLS-WI conference which took place over two days in Lacrosse, Wis.
At this event, they were able to participate in multiple sessions, covering a variety of topics that are part of the clinical laboratory practice. They also networked with other MLT students and employment recruiters.
For more information on MLT careers, visit morainepark.edu/programs.