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BRMC School of Radiography graduates 13

Posted on: 08/22/2019

The Bradford Regional Medical Center School of Radiography held its graduation ceremony Aug. 22 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Jeanne Capra, MHA, RT, program director, BRMC School of Radiography, served as master of ceremonies and Laura Wertz, BS, RT, clinical coordinator, offered remarks to the graduates.

Julie Laughner, RT, clinical coordinator, and Mark Welch, MD, medical advisor, presented diplomas to the graduates:

Kaitlyn Akers of Galeton; Daysha Eckerd, Carlie Watson of Coudersport; Gabrielle Enserro, Kaitlin Sedon of Warren; Amanda Hollabaugh of Townville; Bryce Holm of Bayville, NJ; Erica McAlinn of Horseheads, NY; Kaycee Puller, Mitchell Smith of Williamsport; Jessica Ridley of Lancaster; Courtney Rote of Pittsburgh; and Alexis Woodin of Ellicottville, NY.

All of the graduates earned a bachelor’s degree in radiological science from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Most have already passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification exam.

“As a 1984 graduate of the school, I have had the privilege to work with many classes over the years. The class of 2019 has been excellent, both clinically and academically,” Capra said. “Since joining the program, these students have faced many challenges related to several technological advances. Now, as graduates, I can say without hesitation that they are more than prepared to succeed in any health care environment.”

Also, during the ceremony, students received scholarships from the Bradford Hospital Auxiliary which were presented by Holly Spittler, Ph.D, Bradford Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. Those receiving scholarships were Mychaela Jones, Academic Achievement Scholarship; Kaycee Puller, Clinical Excellence Award; Courtney Rote, Janet Butler New Professional Scholarship.

The Bradford Hospital Auxiliary awards more than $6,200 in healthcare scholarships annually. Since the inception of its scholarship program in the early 1950s, the auxiliary has awarded over $250,000 to students entering the healthcare field.

The School of Radiography, part of the Imaging Services Department at BRMC, is a 24-month program providing didactic and clinical instruction. More than 800 hours of a student’s time is spent in the classroom, and an additional 2,300 hours of clinical education is provided through the program. Since its establishment in 1978, the school has graduated more than 300 students from its two year course.

For more information on the BRMC School of Radiography, call 814/362-8292 or visit www.brmc.com.

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