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  • Michael Breard (’69)  “I never would have believed when I graduated in Medical Technology that I would have had the amazing career that I have had. I have traveled all over the world and worked in all aspects of blood banking – transfusion medicine, donor center, commercial companies, teaching/training, speaking at conferences. It has been a wild ride! I am still loving it.” 07/2014
  • Maria (Brownett) Taylor-Knight (’68) “Having left the world of medical technology to pursue a career in Individual and Organzational Development, Maria has combined her scientific and analytical skills with her desire to help “good people become better.” As a leadership development and business coach, her firm is dedicated to helping employees at all levels improve their performance, increase their impact on their organization and resolve conflict before it becomes demotivating and destructive. “I would welcome the opportunity to translate this knowledge base to the medical community where I still have a passion,” states Maria. Maria is a registered coroporate coach and has over 25 years experience in corporate America with Fortune 500 companies as well as small private businesses.”
  • M. Joanne Swartz Holcomb (’66) “Have been in veterinary lab medicine for the past 16 years. It’s very interesting – similar to human lab medicine, however, the biggest difference is that each species has a characteristic blood picture on the differential (CBC) and different normal ranges for blood chemistry. I enjoy working with the vet students also.”
  • AnnieScott (formerly Annette) Rogers (formerly Peretti) (’66) “Having been a CLS, Supervisor, Manager, Capital Equipment salesperson, and now an Actor with a fabulous “day job” as Point of Care Coordinator for Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco, the decision (when I was a Sophomore in high school) to become a Medical Technologist has served me well. It has afforded me work when others were scrambling, and has kept my life interesting by offering a myriad of paths to travel. Feel free to check out the trailer for my last feature film (independent) at SONATA will premiere in September 2003.”
  • Louise (Schuchardt) Barden (’65) “What an interesting ride my career has been. After I graduated from UNC I worked at Duke, then at the UNC Dental Research Center. When my husband, Ron Barden UNC ’68, decided to go to graduate school, we were off to Austin Texas where I was head of hematology and taught the med tech students from the Univ. of Texas. Then off to California where I worked at a small reference lab, then to Florida where I had to sit for the Florida registry and passed all parts! Then to SC where I was the director of the MLT program at Spartanburg Tech College. My move to Atlanta found me first working in a hematologist/oncologist office, then after getting my Masters in Education, I joined CDC just in time to analyze the comments to the CLIA admendments in 1991. In 2001, I received my PhD from the Univ of Georgia. Currently, I am working in the Office of Workforce and Career Development at CDC where I help prepare laboratorians for the current threats to public health. I am very concerned about the laboratory workforce shortages and encourage other clinical laboratory scientists to promote the diverse opportunities available. We should take every opportunity to introduce those who are exploring possible careers to the interesting field of clinical laboratory science. I have been able to combine times of work with times of being a full time Mom. Finding part-time work was often difficult, but I managed. I am so glad that the CLS program is still going strong at UNC.”
  • Glennette Frye Ranson (’64) “Retired 10/31/03”
  • Judith (Wearne) Anderson (’63) “Was director of Medical Technology program, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC for most of my career.”
  • Lynda Nye Phillips (’63) “Retired in June, 2003 after teaching 40 years. Received BS in Medical Technology, 1963 UNC-Chapel Hill. Received a full scholarship to Wake Forest University and earned a Master’s Degree in Science Education. Taught Microbiology 1963-1965 Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA. Taught Microbiology 1965-1985 Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC. Taught Chemistry and Anatomy & Physiology 1985-2003 Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem, NC. Coached many local and state Science Academic Team winning teams.”
  • Priscilla Wyrick, Ph.D. (’62)
  • Mae Brinkley Yurchuck (’62) “Retired; Classmate, roommate of Elsie Hege Kinney (’62).”
  • Pamela (Perry) Stubbs (’60) “After a laboratory career of more than 40 yrs. I am now retired and enjoy training Girl Scout adults to be better leaders and to be more proficient survival and primitive campers. As for advice to students–always keep your hand in the profession at least a little, you never can tell when you might need to go back to it and it is hard to play catch up.”
  • Constance (Beleos) Pappas (’59)  “I finished my studies with a year at Grady Memorial Hospital and it was rewarding to have the title of medical technologist. So those of you who continue keep up the good work.
    My husband passed away on March of 2018. Have one son Van and daughter-in-law Lori and a handsome fifteen-year old grandson. Now I walk, read and play Mah Jongg.” 11/2021