WCU'S DAN SOUTHERN WINS
CLINICAL LAB SCIENCE HONOR
CULLOWHEE – Daniel K. Southern, professor of clinical laboratory sciences at Western Carolina University, recently received the Rebel Yell Award from Region III of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
The Rebel Yell Award is the highest award given in Region III of the ASCLS, which includes seven Southern states and Puerto Rico. It is presented once every three years on the basis of recipients' demonstrated enthusiasm for the profession of clinical laboratory sciences and concern for fellow human beings.
The award is given in honor of one of the society's past regional directors, Gloria F. “Mike” Gilbert. Rebel Yell comes from Gilbert's title for her newsletters to the council members during the time she was regional director.
“Dan's commitment to the clinical laboratory profession is immediately visible in many ways,” said Pam Horton, medical laboratory technology department head at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, who nominated Southern for the award. “His mentoring of students and his resourceful development of courses and programs that will meet the needs of the employers and encourage individual professional development will be his legacy in Western North Carolina."