Huron, Ohio On August 5, fourteen Bowling Green State University Firelands College students will participate in a pinning ceremony in conjunction with their attainment of an associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology.

“We are proud of our graduates who have completed the program and have chosen to work in an admirable profession for the delivery of healthcare,” said BGSU Firelands Radiography Program Director Sylvia Fedro.

The graduates have completed a rigorous program that included a two-year clinical internship and they have earned the right to take the national examination of American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

“Many of these students will continue their education in advanced placement for radiation therapy, mammography, CAT scan, or MRI, and will work toward a bachelor’s degree. We congratulate them all.”

The graduates are:

Kimberly A. Adkins Port Clinton
Roxanna R. Barnes Norwalk
Jacob D. Burns Marblehead
Kristen S. Bursley Wakeman
Devon E. Gale Huron
Joseph M. Ihnat Port Clinton
Tara A. Letterhos Port Clinton
Elizabeth A Martin-Mol Marblehead
Amanda J. Melching Sandusky
Carrie A. Mullins Sandusky
Michael K. Munroe Wakeman
Chelsea R. Rupp Norwalk
Frank C. Sivinski Norwalk
Michelle D. Willis Bellevue


The pinning ceremony is a 1,000-year old symbol of service to others.  The earliest ancestor of the pin dates back to the Maltese Cross and was adopted by the Crusaders.  The nursing profession assumed the ceremony for their graduates and was soon joined by other professions that serve in direct patient care.

The ceremony will be held Sunday, August 5 at noon in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands.  Dean of BGSU Firelands William Balzer, Department Chair of Applied Sciences Cynthia Miglietti, Fedro, and Radiography Clinical Coordinator Valerie Glowacki will preside over the event.

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