CPCC Student Receives Two Scholarships for Cytotechnology Work

Emily Boggs, a cytotechnology program student at CPCC and a resident of Charlotte, N.C., is the recipient of two scholarships – the North Carolina Society of Cytology $500 Scholarship, awarded at the organization’s annual winter meeting on Feb. 4 in Raleigh-Durham; and a $1,000 Siemens-American Society of Clinical Pathology Scholarship, a national scholarship that recognizes excellence in the cytotechnology field.

Emily will use her scholarship monies to help pay for her cytotechnology certificate studies, the program’s pre-requisite classes and her current tuition fees.

“Successful cytotechnology students embrace challenge and responsibility, are problem solvers, work well under pressure, are reliable, set high standards for themselves and expect quality in the work they perform,” said Arlene Parrish, program director of CPCC’s Cytotechnology program. “Emily possesses all of these qualities and is a deserving recipient of these scholarship awards.”

CPCC’s Cytotechnology program is the only one in the southeastern United States and the only program of its kind in the country to be housed at a community college. There are a total of 33 programs in the nation. The one-year, post-baccalaureate program trains students to be experienced cytotechnologists, individuals who are able to detect abnormalities such as cancerous cells, pre-cancerous cells or infectious diseases in their earliest stages. The program’s curriculum is both challenging and intensive; CPCC students receive 480 clinical hours of training at a variety of health care sites around Charlotte and the Carolinas.

If you see Emily on campus, please congratulate her on both of these accomplishments.