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SNMTS provides $50,000 in 2007 Paul Cole, Mickey Williams Minority Student Technologist Scholarships

RESTON, Va.SNMTS recently announced the recipients of $50,000 in Paul Cole and Mickey Williams Minority Student scholarships for molecular imaging/nuclear medicine technologist students during the Mid-Winter Educational Symposium held in San Antonio, Texas, by SNM, the world's largest molecular imaging and nuclear medicine society.

"SNMTS continues to demonstrate its leadership in supporting and advancing nuclear medicine technology by investing in our future workforce," said SNMTS President D. Scott Holbrook, who speaks for the more than 8,000 technologist members of SNM. "The purpose of our scholarship programs has always been to encourage outstanding students to pursue their dreams in the nuclear medicine profession," he added.

"It is exciting to think that so many dedicated candidates will be entering the nuclear medicine field," said Carol V. Bonanno, chair of the SNMTS Committee on Scholarships, Grants and Awards. "The committee is very pleased with the quantity and quality of this year's scholarship applicants. It is very rewarding to know that SNMTS is making it possible for such high-quality candidates to enter this dynamic career," she noted.

The awards include four Mickey Williams Minority Student scholarships, each providing $5,000 to a minority student entering or enrolled in a molecular imaging/nuclear medicine technologist program. Funded by the Professional Development and Education Fund, this scholarship supports minority students pursuing a two- or four-year degree in nuclear medicine technology and honors the memory of Mickey Williams, a past SNMTS president who immigrated to the United States from Jamaica.

Alfred Mensah, an undergraduate student with the nuclear medicine program at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, received a two-year Mickey Williams Minority Student Scholarship. "This scholarship will allow me to pursue a master's program in nuclear medicine and education. I would also like t
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Contact: Maryann Verrillo
mverrillo@snm.org
703-653-6773
Society of Nuclear Medicine
6-Mar-2007


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