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SBC-Collinsville Hosts Illinois Congressman John Shimkus to New Medical Laboratory Technician and Career Services Wing

August 1, 2011 General, Career Services 0 Comments

Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville Hosts Illinois Congressman John Shimkus to New Medical Laboratory Technician and Career Services Wing

Sanford-Brown College - Collinsville (SBC) welcomes Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) in July at their campus, where he met with students, faculty and staff. Representative Shimkus also toured the campus’ new Medical Laboratory Technician wing. Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville is one of the first schools in the area to construct a new lab and begin offering this program. The Medical Laboratory Technician program is designed to prepare students for a career in health care.

Representative Shimkus also met the campus leadership team and learned about the student population and the lifelong career services offered to students at Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville. Sanford-Brown’s Career Services office provides students with tools to help students gain and retain critical information without being solely dependent on patient cases during their clinical experience. It also coordinates service learning opportunities for students to use skills learned in the classroom.

Representative Shimkus also met the campus leadership team and learned about the student population and the lifelong career services offered to students at Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville. Sanford-Brown’s Career Services office provides students with tools to help students gain and retain critical information without being solely dependent on patient cases during their clinical experience. It also coordinates service learning opportunities for students to use skills learned in the classroom.


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  1. Congressman Shimkus (left) observes MLT student, Ashley Aber, in MLT lab at Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville.
  2. Congressman Shimkus (left) observes MLT student, Nichole Owens, in MLT lab at Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville.
  3. Congressman Shimkus meets with Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville Career Services Team. Ken Wellerritter, Linda Springer, Congressman Shimkus and Career Services Director, Megan Swift.

Photos: Courtesy Sanford-Brown College – Collinsville

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