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Released: 05/18/2000

<p> Louisiana State University at Alexandria&acute;s Division of Nursing & Health Sciences presented awards of completion to 18 electrocardiographic (EKG) technicians and 12 phlebotomy technician candidates in a ceremony on campus May 18. </p><p> Sissy Franks, Service Coordinator for Outpatient Services at Rapides Regional Medical Center, was the guest speaker. Ms. Franks is a native of Minden and a 1979 graduate of Louisiana College. She holds a bachelor of arts in religious education with a minor in psychology. She has been employed at Rapides Regional since 1980. </p><p> The following students received awards of completion for the EKG Technician Program. They are now eligible to take the National Electrocardiography Certification Examination. Alexandria-Vera Alexander, Betty Brown, Angela Desselle, Melissa Glenn, Misha Green, Annette Griffin, Johnny Harbor, Sr., Jennifer Keifenheim, Laquanta Moore, Karen Whitehead, Paula Whitehead </p><p> Elizabeth-Nikki Johnson </p><p> Lecompte-Shalonda Andrews, Kathy Reed </p><p> Pineville-Sara Crawford, Debra Dupree, Melanie Lacour </p><p> Pollock-Melody Bowen </p><p> These students received awards of completion for the Phlebotomy Technician Program. They are eligible to apply for National Certification through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. </p><p> Alexandria-Miriam Jackson, Robbie Larry </p><p> Boyce-Tracy Johnson </p><p> Colfax-Wanda Bowie </p><p> Ft. Polk-Phillis Chavis </p><p> Hessmer-Kimberly O&acute;Nishea </p><p> Marksville-Danielle Ford </p><p> Mansura-Charla Barfield </p><p> Pineville-Stephanie Coker, Anita Jones, Clara LaCroix, Michelle Mitchell </p>