ALTOONA – Mercedes Stoneberg of Altoona, a student of the Altoona Regional Health System School of Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science, has been selected by the American Society for Clinical Pathology as the recipient of a $2,500 national scholarship.
The Member Council Scholarship Committee selected Stoneberg based on her outstanding academic achievement in her laboratory medicine studies, strong leadership in the field and active community service.
Stoneberg is the daughter of Carolyn Stoneberg of Brockway. She graduated in May from Penn State with a bachelor of science degree in microbiology and a minor in biochemistry and molecular biology. She was a member of the Schreyer Honors College and graduated second in her class. Stoneberg worked in the research lab where she developed a special interest in pathology. She said that after working in the medical technology field for a few years, she may go to medical school for pathology.
Altoona Regional Health System School of Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science is an accredited, 50-week internship program offering clinical theoretical concepts with clinical experience.