SJR State holds radiology pinning ceremony
St. Johns River State College faculty, administration and staff recently held a pinning ceremony to honor Radiologic Technology students. The students were each 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 on 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 1,500 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.
Students completing the program are: Matthew Barr, Egle Donaghue, Cheryl Ann Downey, Kelsey Fogarty, Eric Giles, Casandra Hutchens, Zuzu Kinsella, Kristyn Lyle, Kayle Pellicer, Aaron Phillips, Melinda Siehler and Tianna Whitmarsh.
During the ceremony, Flagler Hospital Director of Radiology Larry Smith presented the Daniel Maj Scholarship to Egle Donaghue. The scholarship was created to honor Maj, a former Flagler radiologic supervisor and SJR State alumnus who passed away in 2014. The scholarship is presented each year to the student who exhibits the highest performance scores.
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, and successful completion of the exam 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 care programs such as medical assisting, practical nursing, emergency medical technician, paramedic, respiratory care, health information technology, the LPN bridge to ASN and more. For more information on degree and certificate programs in the health field, visit the website at SJRstate.edu/alliedhealth.html.
St. Johns River State College students completing the Radiologic Technology degree program and participating in the pinning ceremony.
Flagler Hospital’s Director of Radiology Larry Smith presented the Daniel Maj Scholarship to Egle Donaghue. Created in honor of the former Flagler radiologic supervisor and SJR State alumnus who passed away in 2014, the scholarship is presented each year to the student who exhibits the highest performance scores.
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