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Pinning ceremony honors SFSC radiography grads

— Twelve graduates of South Florida State College’s Associate in Science degree in Radiography program were honored July 23 in a traditional pinning ceremony in the SFSC University Center Auditorium.

Graduates were Courdey Atmore, Sabrina Keckler, Yesenia Alvarez, Carie McGarity, Heather Bass, Lizbeth Marin, Caliandra Figueiredo, Sergio Paulino, Ashley Hughes, Alex Torres, Kristin Johnson,and Beatriz Vargas.

Keynote speaker Manuel Colon, a 2010 graduate of SFSC’s Radiography program and a certified radiologic technologist and clinical instructor at Florida Hospital Heartland Division, shared his pride in completing his Associate in Arts degree at SFSC and commended the graduates on their accomplishment.

During the ceremony, graduates accepted their radiography pins from Rebecca Sroda, dean of health sciences programs. “We are very proud of the 12 students honored at the pinning ceremony,” Sroda said. “They worked and studied very hard, persevered during times of adversity, and truly earned the right to wear their professional pins. After jumping over the last hurdle of passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certifying exam, they will have achieved their goal of joining the ranks of the highly employable health care force.”

Special awards were presented by Junior Gray, director of radiography, to Sabrina Keckler for Academic Excellence and Lizbeth Marin for Clinical Excellence.

“Ms. Keckler exemplifies the true meaning of pride and professionalism in every facet of her personal and professional lifestyle,” Gray said. “Ms. Marin sets standards by which excellence is measured.”

“All of the program’s graduates displayed excellence in all technical areas, placed great emphasis on cooperation, and performed all tasks with confidence,” Gray said.

SFSC offers a two-year Associate in Science degree program in radiography. Upon completing SFSC’s Radiography program successfully, graduates can become certified radiologic technologists by passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certification examination.

For information, contact Gray at 784-7347 or junior.gray@southflorida.edu.