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Feb. 15, 2011

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Baker graduate earns National Registry of Certified Microbiologists credential

Lolly Robinson Gardiner, a staff scientist for Midwest Research Institute in Frederick, Md., is now a registrant of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists.Baker-0964

Gardiner, who received a Master of Business Administration degree from Baker University in 2003, recently became certified as a specialist microbiologist in biological safety microbiology. To earn the credential, Gardiner met rigorous educational and experiential eligibility requirements and then passed a comprehensive written examination. She has demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement and manage a comprehensive biological safety program.

The NRCM, founded in 1958, is a voluntary certifying body that has certified microbiologists in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and on six continents. The goals of the NRCM are to minimize risk to the public by identifying qualified microbiologists; encourage mastery of microbiological knowledge and skills that contribute to improving the human condition; and foster professional pride and a sense of accomplishment in qualified microbiologists. Employers use NRCM certification to distinguish their company and attest to their employees’ competency.

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