Rose State College Professor Carlo Ledesma was recently presented with the 2018 Mentorship Award by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) during the ASCP’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Ledesma, the Program Director for Medical Laboratory Technology and Phlebotomy at Rose State College, was recognized for his commitment to the field of Pathology through mentoring, supporting and encouraging others.
“I’ve had a wonderful career in medical laboratory sciences, and I am humbled to be able to teach and mentor many people. Each year I do my best to be able not only to produce medical laboratory professionals but also to make a difference in their lives,” said Ledesma. “Growing up, we didn’t have anything, and my grandparents told me that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.“
Ledesma holds a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Ledesma also holds a Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences and is working towards a Doctorate in Health Science at Jefferson College in Roanoke, VA. He also serves as a resource for regulatory compliance in laboratories across Oklahoma and Texas.
Recognized as an ASCP Local Representative of the Year, Ledesma now serves on the ASCP Council of Laboratory Professionals and the Choosing Wisely Advisory Board, where he can share his passion for Hematology with students at local high schools.Ledesma is certified as a Specialist in Hematology, International Medical Technologist, and also holds a qualification in Lab Safety. He was also one of the first individuals to receive the ASCP International certification.