Alumni Spotlight - February 2012

Beth White

B.S. - Medical Technology, 1982.  The University of Southern Mississippi.

M.S. - Medical Technology, 2005.  The University of Southern Mississippi.


Beth White is currently the director of laboratory sciences for Memorial Hospital, Gulfport.  She has an abundance of experience in medical technology, including the following: special chemist in the laboratory of Memorial Hospital, Gulfport (1982 - 1983); generalist medical technologist at Singing River Health System in Pascagoula (1983 - 1988); and Education Coordinator in the laboratory of Memorial Hospital, Gulfport (1988 - 2004).

Beth has served the Department of Medical Technology as a rotation coordinator for Southern Miss students completing their clinical rotations at MHG.  She is married to fellow Southern Miss Medical Technology graduate Rickey White, and has a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, who is a current Southern Miss student.

She quotes, "I am proud to work with many caring, intelligent, dedicated laboratory professionals – many of whom are also USM graduates. Together we have survived Katrina and its aftereffects, the challenges of a greater than 30% growth in laboratory workload over the past 4 years, and the constant uncertainties of healthcare in a difficult economy and ever changing political climate. I look forward to continuing to work with them as our laboratory does its part in helping MHG fulfill its mission of building a healthier community for the people of Gulfport, Harrison County, and the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast."