SCOTTSBLUFF ― Two students and an administrator from the Regional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology earned special recognition at the annual conference of the Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologist (NSRT).
During the conference, students compete in several categories through exhibitions or timed events that test the student’s knowledge.
Student Christian Eubanks took second place with his science exhibit, and freshman Emily Schmidt placed in the top 10 among all entrants in the X-Ray Technology Student Test Competition.
In addition, program director Stephanie Cannon, MSRS, RT(R)(ARRT), was named Nebraska State Technologist of the Year. Cannon said she was proud of her award because the nomination and award are voted on by her peers.
As a graduate of the School of Radiologic Technology program herself, Cannon said the recognition the program has received reflects the commitment shown by students and staff members.
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“It shows that we are invested in a professional presence in the world of X-ray technology,” she said. “We really try to promote these professional values in our students by helping them to become radiological technologists. »
Western Regional Director of Imaging Services, Josh Lively, BS, RT(R)(VI), MHA, said school management receives regular reports on how graduates of the program perform in their professional fields.
People are reaching out to many facilities and talking about the quality of the technologists here and how prepared they are to enter the job market,” Lively said.
In the ever-changing field of radiological technology, staff at the Western Regional School of Radiological Technology as well as students are responsible for keeping up with changes to keep the program current.
Lively said the program is important to the West Region since many of its radiology technologists are graduates of the program.
Our technologists encourage our students and train them,” Lively said. “They are very proud of the school and the profession. You continue to see this with the commitment we have at the state level with representing our graduates on state boards. »
At the conference, the NSRT elected its representatives to the Board of Directors. Among those elected from the Western Region were Darren Wells, president-elect; Karen Prouty, Treasurer; and Randy Prouty, Advisory Board Representative. Cannon was elected chairman of the board.