American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
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ASCLS-ND Spring Meeting

Thanks to everyone who helped make the
2017 ASCLS-ND State Meeting in Grand Forks a success! 
We really did reach our GOAL and had some fun too!

President's Message

From ASCLS-ND President Brooke Solberg:

Hello ASCLS-ND members!  Thank you for electing me to serve as your President for the next year!  I really have enjoyed getting to meet many of you over the past year as President-elect, and hope to get to know even more of you in the months to come!  For those of you that don’t know me, here's a quick run-down:

  1. Born and raised in the great town of Rolla, ND
  2. Attended UND for a BS (in CLS), MS (in MLS), and PhD (in Teaching & Learning)
  3. Worked clinically in hematology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, as a generalist on pm/night shift at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, and currently as flex in hematology (also at Altru Hospital)
  4. Currently work full time as an Associate Professor in the Department of MLS at UND; teach a number of undergraduate and graduate courses such as Advanced Laboratory Practice:  Erythrocytes, Clinical Body Fluids, Clinical Hemostasis, and Teaching Principles in MLS
  5. Married to a middle school Technical Education teacher and have three children 

Well that is enough about me…let’s talk about YOU!  First off – thank YOU!  Thank YOU for spending your hard earned money on a membership with ASCLS.  I guarantee you we do not take this lightly.  The money YOU spend to pay for a membership is the reason that this organization exists.  YOU are the reason ASCLS has as voice on important issues such as PAMA or the CMS ruling about nurses/other healthcare professionals performing lab duties.  What I am trying to say is that we need YOU and we are thankful for your support!


2017 Election & Award Winners!

Congratulations to all of the election and award winners

announced at the 2017 ASCLS-ND State Meeting in Grand Forks! 

ASCLS-ND Board Election


             President Elect:  Zac Lunak

           Secretary/Treasurer:  Jozey Keith

     Board Member at Large:  Tammy Windish

             Nominations Chair:  Zac Lunak

New Professional Delegate:  Rebecca Ram

                             Delegate:  Alice Hawley

Member of the Year

Stacy Askvig
Keys to the Future
Muhammad Riji, Zac Lunak, Tammy Windish

Omicron Sigma
Alice Hawley

Region V: 
Sharon Reistad, Brooke Solberg, Christie Massen

Muhammad Riji, Tammy Windish, Jozey Keith Stacy Askvig, Mary Coleman, Zac Lunak, Shannon Jongeward

Membership Award - 5 years 
Katheryn Kilpatrick

Membership Award - 10 years
Lynne Joachim, Linda Ray, Brooke Solberg, Chris Triske

Membership Award - 20 years
Sandra Matthey

Membership Award - 25 years
Ruth Paur, Robert Porter

Membership Award - 35 years
Elaine Ramstad

Membership Award - 40 years
Julie Hoverson

Loan Forgiveness in North Dakota!

Are you an MLS, MLT, or phlebotomist that has worked in North Dakota for at least a year?  Then you may be eligible for $1500 a year (up to 4 years) of student loan forgiveness!

CLICK HERE to find out more!