Rad Tech Students Honored During Pinning Ceremony

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Pictured in the back row: Joshua May, Aaliyah Lurry, Jaylen Greene and Suzanne Higganbotham. In the front row: Kayla Adams, Shauna Crosby and Amber Hutchinson

On Thursday, December 6th, Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) honored graduating Radiologic Technology students during their pinning ceremony.

Seven students were recognized at the awards ceremony and received pins to mark the completion of their program requirements: Kayla Alexis Adams, Shauna D. Crosby, Jaylen Robert Greene, Suzanne Rayne Higginbotham, Amber Desiree’ Hutchinson, Aaliyah M Lurry, Joshua Jason May.

In the coming weeks, seniors will sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam, and pending passage will be ready for careers as radiographers. These seniors, who have now finished up all of their coursework, will walk in SRTC’s next commencement ceremony which will be held on December 14th.

At the ceremony, the following recognitions were given: Werner W. Waldron Outstanding Radiology Student – Kayla Adams, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award – Joshua May, and for Clinical Excellence- Amber Hutchinson. Additionally, the following clinical sites gave out their "Excellence in Clinical" awards: Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare - Jaylen Greene, Memorial Hospital and Manor of Bainbridge - Kayla Adams, Mitchell Co hospital - Shauna Crosby, Archbold Memorial- Amber Hutchinson, The Adrian and Jessie Archbold Ambulatory Care Center- Joshua May, and for Grady Co hospital- Jaylen Greene.

During the ceremony, special guest Amanda Frasier RT(R), of Archbold Memorial Hospital, encouraged and applauded the seniors. She said that when she met them as incoming Rad Tech students, they walked behind her, needing leadership and guidance, “but now,” she told them, “you walk beside me."

The Radiologic Technology clinical affiliate sites for this graduating class were Archbold Medical Center, Adrienne and Jessie Archbold Ambulatory Care Center, Grady General Hospital, Mitchell County Hospital, Memorial Hospital and Manor, Radiology Associates of Tallahassee, and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

The Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in radiology departments and related businesses and industries. The Program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an associate of applied science degree, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination for radiographers. This program can be completed in four semesters.