McNeese MLS Program Director Recognized for Outstanding Service at Recent Conference

Jennifer Bushnell, the medical laboratory science program director at McNeese State University, received four awards at the Louisiana Society for Clinical Laboratory Science’s (LSCLS) annual conference in New Orleans.

The LSCLS is the state chapter of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and furthers the national organization’s mission to make a positive impact in health care through leadership and excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine.

The presentation included awards from 2020 and 2021, as the LSCLS conferences were not held due to COVID 19-related restrictions. For her service in 2020, Bushnell received the Omicron Sigma Award in recognition of her outstanding service to the organization and the Educator of the Year award for her exceptional professional achievement and high professional ideals. For 2022, Bushnell was again awarded the Omicron Sigma Award as well as the LSCLS Presidential Service Award, signifying recognition of her “above and beyond” service to the professional organization. 

“This was a pleasant surprise,” says Bushnell. “Being recognized by your peers is always an honor. I’ve had the pleasure of making some great professional friends over the last 30 years and look forward to working on future projects with the LSCLS and ASCLS chapters in neighboring states.”

Bushnell is a first-generation 1989 McNeese graduate with more than 30 years of experience in the field of medical laboratory science.  Before coming to McNeese, Bushnell spent 14 years working in all areas of the medical laboratory at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital where she served as hematology supervisor. She received her Master of Education degree from McNeese in 2002.

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