On Aug. 11, twelve 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,” added Fedro.
The graduates include Samantha L. Griffin of Port Clinton.
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.