APRIL 2015

SJR State holds radiology pinning ceremony

St. Johns River State College faculty, administration and staff recently held a pinning ceremony to honor the Radiologic Technology students.  The students were presented with a special pin during the ceremony before family and friends, recognizing their accomplishments and hard work in completing the program and becoming eligible to join the profession of Radiologic Technologists.

Radiologic Technology Program Director Ingrid Wright congratulated the class for their outstanding academic and clinical achievements and for completing the program with considerable compassion and commitment. “These students have completed 77 credit hours of coursework, over 1,300 hours of clinical experience at our partner hospitals and imaging centers, and it seems like millions of hours studying for a multitude of exams,” Wright said.  “All have had outstanding scores on their clinical evaluations for their patient care.”

Students completing the program from St. Johns County are: Emily Carr, Rachel Chamberlain, Lauren Chambers, Maria Johnson and Tetyana Nesplyak.   

Students completing the program from Clay County are:  Kristine Jefferson, Taylor Lassiter, Purisima Limbaga, Marissa Stone-Higgs, Luis Torres, Christopher Vickery and Meridith White.

Completing the program from Flagler County was Jeffery McDowell.

The Associate in Science degree program prepares students for careers as radiologic technologists. Graduates will be eligible to take the National Certification
Examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. ARRT certification is recognized throughout the country. Successful completion of the ARRT examination allows students to become licensed by the State of Florida to practice radiography.

SJR State’s Radiologic Technology program is offered on the St. Augustine campus.  Specific prerequisites and requirements apply and must be completed prior to the first day of the application period.  Applications are being accepted for the fall semester through May 15.

SJR State offers additional health programs such as emergency medical technician, respiratory care, nursing assistant, health information technology and nursing. For more information on degree and certificate programs in the health field, visit the website at

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St. Johns River State College students completing the two-year degree program in Radiologic Technology and participating in the pinning ceremony were,

Front row, left to right: Luis Torres, Marissa Stone-Higgs, Emily Carr, Maria Johnson, Purisima Limbaga and Tetyana Nesplyak.

Back row, left to right: Radiologic Technology Program Director Ingrid Wright, Jeffery McDowell, Meridith White, Lauren Chambers, Taylor Lassiter, Christopher Vickery, Rachel Chamberlain, Kristine Jefferson and Instructor Michael Pawlukiewicz.