MLS students have the opportunity to serve as leaders and learn leadership through the Medical Laboratory Science Club as well as other opportunities such as representing the MLS students on the MLS Advisory Committee. Some students are also involved in other campus organizations, such as the dance team and organizing or helping with student life activities.
Sometimes students run for Illinois state leadership positions for the state society of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. Jessica Sullens was elected chair of the Illinois Student Forum for 2018-19. In 2017-18, Jessica Sheffield was chair and Jennifer Minton was treasurer. (Please see photos under What’s New and Student Accomplishments).
In April 2015, UIS students Kylee Higgason, Katie Grider, Alec Frazier, and Ross Leclair were elected to the 2015-16 board of the Student Forum.
For 2014-15, Jynelle Moyer and Megan Hoots were elected (see below). They were joined on the board by Hannah Umbarger from St. John’s School of Medical Laboratory Science.
For 2013-14, the officers were Wyatt Williams, Cassie Singer, Courtney Lower, and Courtney Jumper (see below). Courtney Lower, the chair of the Illinois Student Forum, attended the national meeting in Houston and was elected secretary of the national Student Forum. See her Youtube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6NzYZZd-RY&feature=youtube_gdata.
Also see CLS Club page