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ALBANY, Ga. – Nancy Beamon, director of Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), Histotechnology (HT) and Phlebotomy programs at Darton State College, is the recipient of the 2013 Dwight J. Ham Memorial Award from the Southeastern Area Blood Bankers (SEABB).

Nancy Beamon

The award recognizes Beamon for her dedication to the blood bank community through her exemplary career as an educator.  Because of her leadership, the Medical Laboratory Technician program at Darton State has produced most of the medical technicians working area laboratories.

Beamon, a certified Medical Technologist for morethan 30 years, joined the Darton family in 1991. During her career at Darton, she has created an educational environment that draws top students to laboratory medicine through her insistence on hard work, academic excellence, and ethical behavior. She is also responsible for starting the MLT program online option and the HT program, both traditional and online, at Darton.

In 2006, Beamon received the NISOD Teaching and Leadership Excellence Award and since 2005 has been recognized by Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Currently, she serves on the National Accrediting Agency as a program reviewer and new program mentor. Beamon earned her B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of South Alabama, and her M.S. in Medical Technology from the University of North Dakota.

The Dwight J. Ham Memorial Award recognizes a technologist in the southeastern region who through research, educational and/or service contributions exemplifies the goals and spirit of professionalism of the SEABB. The award memorializes Dwight J. Ham, MT (ASCP) SBB, whose dedication and commitment led to the formation of the SEABB organization as a means of encouraging scientific communication and good fellowship among blood bankers.

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