IBMS President’s Prize 2011

Samantha Jayne Thomas-Wright received an IBMS President’s Prize at the University of Chester, Faculty of Applied Sciences graduation ceremony held at Chester Cathedral in November 2011.

Samantha (pictured front left) who graduated with 2:1 honours is currently undertaking a part-time MSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Chester, and is working as a Biomedical Scientist at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. She is currently working towards her specialist diploma. The presentation to Samantha was made by Mrs Lynne Lennon (Specialist Biomedical Scientist, Wrexham Maelor Hospital; pictured front right). Other staff members from left to right are: Dr Stephen Fôn Hughes (Programme Leader Biomedical Science), Dr Philip Wood (Programme Leader Health Care & Mortuary Sciences) and Dr Ian McDowall (Head of Biological Sciences).

Lynne Lennon commented “Samantha showed potential early on when she joined Wrexham Maelor hospital as a Medical Laboratory assistant. Sheer hard work and determination has enabled her to become a valued Biomedical Scientist, going on to study for her MSc. Samantha has set excellent standards for prospective Biomedical Scientists at Wrexham Maelor to follow”

To echo Lynne’s comments Dr Hughes stated “Samantha has worked extremely hard during the past few years. She successfully completed our Foundation Degree in Health Care Sciences, followed by achieving a 2:1 in her BSc Biomedical Science degree, and is now registered on our MSc programme. This is an outstanding achievement. Samantha I’m sure will develop to become an outstanding Biomedical Scientist”.