On August 7 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 or diagnostic medical sonography.

“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 Sonography Program Director Cara Vickery.

The graduates have completed a rigorous program that included a two-year clinical internship and they have earned the right to take the national registry exam.

“Many of these students will continue their education in advanced placement for

vascular and cardiac sonography, radiation therapy, mammography, CAT scan, or MRI, and will work toward a bachelor’s degree. We congratulate them all,” said BGSU Firelands Radiology Program Director Sylvia Fedro.

The graduates are:

BGSU Firelands 3rd class of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Graduates

Alyson C. Aponte                     Amherst

Brianna K. Bloomberg            Bellevue

Kayleah Burchett                    Sandusky

Ashley M. Kocher                    Bellevue

Katharine L. Rathbun              Clyde

Jessica L. Yonek                       Sandusky


BGSU Firelands 11th class of Radiologic Technology Graduates

Tabitha M. Albert                   Norwalk

Laura R. Bates                         Huron

Elizabeth M. Butcher              LaGrange

Luke T. Calmes                        Fremont

Melani A. Crawford                Amherst

Stacy L. Crowell                      Sandusky

Megan R. Dale                          Bellevue

Ryan D. Ebert                          Bellevue

Holly R. Hrovat                        Vermilion

William W. Sberna                  Bellevue

Summer M. Seitz                    Sandusky

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 ceremony will be held Sunday, August 7 at 1 p.m. in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands. The Dean of Firelands College Dr. Andrew Kurtz, Assistant Dean Dr. Kate Dailey, Department Chair of Applied Sciences Dr. Cynthia Miglietti, Fedro, Vickery, Radiology Clinical Coordinator Valerie Glowacki, and Sonography Clinical Coordinator Dana Eskins will preside over the event.

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