Julian and Adele Astion Endowed Scholarship in Medical Technology
This scholarship, established in 2008 by Dr. Michael Astion, professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, and his wife, Jennifer Astion, honors Mike’s parents, Julian and Adele Astion, for their tireless support of Mike’s education and life goals. Julian and Adele Astion consistently stressed a philosophy of education and hard work as a means for enjoyment, advancement, and humanitarian achievement. They made significant, sustained sacrifices so that their children could complete their undergraduate and graduate education. The donors find it fitting to honor Julian and Adele Astion by supporting the Medical Technology Program in the Department of Laboratory Medicine because the program and the department have an educational philosophy in perfect harmony with that of the Astions. The entire Astion family hopes these funds will make it easier for deserving students to enter the medical technology profession, a profession characterized by lifelong learning and contribution to society.