Fourteen Bowling Green State University Firelands College students will participate in a pinning ceremony Aug. 5 for earning their associate of applied science degrees 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.”
Local graduates are: Kimberly Adkins, Joseph Ihnat and Tara Letterhos, of Port Clinton, and Jacob Burns and Elizabeth Martin-Mol, of Marblehead.
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.
The ceremony will be at noon Sunday, Aug. 5, in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands.