Dia R. Kelly, a University of Southern Mississippi senior from Lawrence County, received her bachelor of science degree in medical technology during the university’s fall Centennial Celebration Commencement Dec. 10. She was also honored that day for her achievement in a special ceremony recognizing medical technology graduates at the R.C. Cook University Union.
At Southern Miss, Kelly was a National Residence Hall Honorary Member and a member of ASCLS-MS and the Medical Technology Club. She is the daughter of Edward Barnes of Hazlehurst, Miss. and Marilyn Batiste of Silver Creek, Miss.
Medical technology, also known as clinical laboratory science, is a scientific health care discipline that deals with pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical testing of patient specimens. For information about Southern Miss’ academic programs in medical technology, online visit www.usm.edu/medtech or call 601.266.4908.