Mary Lou Vehige, chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, will retire June 30, from Saint Louis University after more than 30 years at the University. She started at SLU in 1977 as an instructor in the Department of Medical Technology in the School of Allied Health Professions (later, the department and school name changed to Clinical Laboratory Science, Doisy College of Health Sciences).
|Mary Lou Vehige|
She was promoted in 1981 to Assistant Professor and in 1989 to Associate Professor. She was appointed vice chair in 2002 and promoted in 2004 to department chairperson. \
Vehige has been an active member in the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and the Missouri Organization for Clinical Laboratory Science. She has held multiple national and regional professional organization appointments (volunteered and appointed) served on multiple university committees. She has also received several national, regional and state level awards during her career.
In 2011, the Mary Lou Vehige Young Investigator Award was established by the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science faculty and staff in honor of her retirement.
Recipients of this award exemplify independence and innovation in thinking, creativity in research and outstanding problem-solving skills and are given a certificate and monetary award.
Anyone wishing to contribute can send a check payable to MLVYIA (Mary L. Vehige Young Investigator Award) to Kathy Humphrey, Clinical Laboratory Science, 3437 Caroline St., St. Louis, MO 63104-1111.
To send a memory, story or note of encouragement to Mary Lou, please email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Stories will be compiled for Mary Lou and given to her at the celebration event on June 30.
Join us in celebrating Mary Lou's retirement at a farewell reception Thursday, June 30.
R.S.V.P. to Kathy Humphrey at email@example.com or 314-977-7021 by Monday, June 27.
Mary Lou Vehige
Thursday, June 30
4 - 6 p.m.
Allied Health Building
Third Floor, Multipurpose Room
3437 Caroline St.
St. Louis, MO 63104