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August 10, 2007

Radiologic Technology represents ULM well at annual state meeting

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Radiologic Technology Department faculty and students recently attended the 50th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists in Baton Rouge.

The Radiologic Technology program members participated in a multitude of activities.

Jay Hicks, RADT department head, took top honors by being awarded Outstanding Technologist of the Year at the meeting’s Presidential Banquet. The award recognizes that individual who has demonstrated outstanding capabilities and achievements in the field of Radiologic Technology. In addition to this award, Hicks was elected Recording Secretary of the LSRT. He also presented “Student Portfolios in Imaging Science Education” to the Educators Council during the Louisiana Educators in Radiologic Sciences meeting.

Also during the LERS Educators Council meeting, Brett Bennett, RADT assistant professor, was elected chair of the LERS. Andy Allen, RADT assistant professor, was elected vice-chair. The LERS serves to promote the quality of Radiologic Technology programs, enhance the knowledge of these educators throughout the state, and act as a liaison for the LSRT Student Council.

The LSRT Student Quiz Bowl competition was very competitive this year, with ULM placing fourth among 11 total teams. The RADT Quiz Bowl team made it to the 17th round, just four games shy of the championship match. Quiz bowl members included First Team’s Chris Black, Joe Brown, and Amy Bush; Second Team’s Justin Coe, Chris Johnson, and Shelly McCain; and Allen, team coach.

“Congratulations to the team for representing our university as knowledgeable student technologists and for all of your hard work in preparing for the competition,” Allen said.

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