Medical Laboratory Sciences student awarded endowed scholarship from Southcentral Pathology

Congratulations to Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) student Dorianne “Dori” Lebron Malave for being selected as the recipient of the annual endowed scholarship from Southcentral Pathology Laboratory for fall 2024. Dori was recently surprised during class with the news that she is this semester’s award recipient. Dori was nominated by faculty in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences for her dedication and outstanding academic performance in the program. Isai Chavira, who was the recipient in fall 2023, will continue to receive the scholarship in fall 2024. 

Dori says the scholarship will bring her the peace of solely focusing on academics and pursuing her Medical Laboratory Sciences degree.  

“Ever since I came into the program, everything felt right, and this award proves it to be real,” she says. “I would like to thank the faculty, my classmates and Dr. Alderson for being part of this special moment that has given me the reassurance that I’m right where I need to be.” 

The Southcentral Pathology Scholarship award was established in 2021 by Dr. Joel Alderson, president of Southcentral Pathology in Wichita, the largest group of surgical pathologists in southcentral Kansas. His goal in establishing this scholarship is to attract students to the medical laboratory sciences profession and reward students who have displayed success through academic achievement, character and personal testament.  This generous award provides full-ride scholarships to two deserving students each year in the WSU MLS program. Recipients are chosen based on merit and financial need, and each student receives an equal amount of funds. This is the largest scholarship donation to the MLS program.