ASU Commencement Spotlight: Reico B. Harvey, Jr., Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology
Reico B. Harvey, Jr., a Cordele native, will graduate on December 8 with an Associate of Science degree in medical laboratory technology. Reico is a peer tutor at ASU and has been offered a job with Crisp Regional Hospital.
What motivated you to learn more about your field?
My motivation to join the medical laboratory field stems from my lifelong dream of becoming a physician. I feel as if the best doctor would be an individual who has done every job, whether the job is counseling patients on which medications to take or performing open heart surgery.
Why did you choose ASU?
ASU chose me. As a former Darton College student, I was a part of the consolidation with ASU and the opportunities have been boundless ever since.
What are your post-graduation plans?
After graduation, I plan to attend Georgia Southern and complete my bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science, and hopefully apply to medical school.
What do you love most about your chosen profession?
I love that I can make a difference in the way that a doctor will treat their patients. After all, doctors base 70% of their medical decisions off of lab work.
Who has made the biggest impact on you and who do you consider to be a role model at ASU?
The person that has made the biggest impact on me while at ASU would have to be Ms. Traci Griffen, the ASU Cordele Center Coordinator. She has helped me with everything from financial aid to registering for classes and not one time did she say she did not have time. Thank you, Traci!
What advice would you give to other ASU students?
My advice to my fellow ASU students would be, no matter how long it takes or no matter how long the road may be, finish.
Why would you say to a high school student about choosing ASU to further their education?
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. By choosing ASU, you have just made that day even better.