Veloid K. Cotton Jr. MHA, MS, PA (ASCP), is originally from Chicago, IL. He completed his undergraduate degree in biological sciences in Montgomery, AL at Alabama State University and moved back to the Chicagoland area after graduation. Veloid’s pathology career began at The University of Chicago as a laboratory technician and autopsy technician. After these wonderful years at the U of C, he was recruited to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, IL, and served as their grossing technician for 4 years. As his love for pathology grew he decided to return to graduate school to earn master’s degrees in Pathology (Pathologists’ Assistant) and a second degree in Healthcare Management. Veloid fell in love with the southern hospitality and great weather during his undergraduate years, so when the chance came to return to the south he jumped at the opportunity. He completed his clinical rotation at Wellstar Health Systems (Atlanta, Georgia), and joined the Peachtree-Piedmont Associates team in May of 2005.