Students, faculty earn national honor
Thursday, November 1, 2007
The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) has bestowed on the University the organization’s 2007 Collegiate Award in recognition of student and faculty commitment to raising awareness, recruiting donors and supporting the life-saving work of the NMDP.
Communication studies students, who have led bone marrow/stem cell donor registration drives for the last seven years, this spring registered their 1,000th donor candidate.
The NMDP has told faculty leader Diana Rehling, associate professor of communication studies, that at least seven people who were added to the donor list because of St. Cloud State drives have actually served as donors, with many others named potential donors for particular recipients.
St. Cloud State earned the honor in competition with nominees from the NMDP’s national network of donor centers, transplant centers, apheresis centers, recruitment groups, cord blood banks, collection centers, repositories and laboratories.