St. Clair County Community College Class of 2020 radiologic technology students recently competed in the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Student Academic Competition in Bay City, Mich. SC4 student Taylor Kreger (shown above holding the trophy) earned first place, while SC4 students Danielle Sawyer (above right) and Katelyn Vespie (above left) won third and fourth place, respectively.
SC4 students competed against students from a number of radiologic technology programs across Michigan. Students were tasked with special preparation sessions and assignments to be ready for the event.
“This competition comes at a good time in the program,” said SC4 Program Director Monica Rowling. “It helps prepare students early for their national certifying exam. Taylor, Danielle and Katelyn represented SC4 well and should be very proud of their accomplishments!”
As this year’s winner, Kreger won $250, a plaque, medallion and the right to display the competition trophy until next year’s competition. Sawyer won $75, a plaque and medallion, and Vespie was awarded a medallion.
SC4’s radiologic technology program is increasingly known for the high-quality education it provides to its students. SC4 radiologic technology students recently helped continue for a sixth year the program’s impressive 100 percent passing rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam by taking and passing the exam on their first try.
SC4 Dean of Health Sciences Jenny Giles-Voss commented on the program’s perfect record on the national registry exam in a past SC4 news release.
“A perfect record like this is incredibly rare,” Giles-Voss said. “It illustrates the high level of commitment we have to our students in ensuring they are ready to thrive in this career path upon graduation.
“Specifically, Monica has had a remarkable record of preparing skilled radiographers in our region. We are fortunate to have her and our amazing team of faculty experts teaching future generations of health care professionals.”