Radiography Students Win Second NCSRT Tech Bowl

Published: April 27, 2016

radtechbowlStudents were also recognized for community service project.

For the second year in a row, second-year radiography students at Johnston Community College have won the Tech Bowl competition at the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists (NCSRT) conference.

Competing among 13 schools in Concord, JCC brought home the Rita Harlowe Memorial Trophy to be housed at JCC for another year. JCC's Tech Bowl participants were Jarrod Fleeger of Garner; Eric Washburn of Pikeville; Keely Myers of Smithfield; Jennifer Baughman of Selma; and Laila Rashid of Smithfield. Students also received a monetary award for their participation.

JCC students and faculty were also recognized for participating in NCSRT Gives Back, a fundraiser to support the Jeff Gordon's Children's Hospital. JCC donated the most items, a total of 168 boxes of crayons, coloring books, and other supplies, for the children.

At the conference, students not only participated in the tech bowl, but scientific exhibits, the mock registry exam, and various seminars. JCC instructors Phil Blackman and Wendy Collins served on the annual conference committee. Blackman was also elected president elect of the NCSRT for the upcoming year.

Linda Smith, dean of health, wellness, and human services presented "You Have the Degree, Now You Need the Job in student track workshops. Ann Jackson, director of imaging programs, presented "Equipment Operations and QC Review" in the student track workshops.

Jackson said the students and faculty are honored to bring back the Rita Kaye Harlowe Memorial Trophy back to JCC for a second year in a row.

"The NCSRT annual conference is an excellent opportunity for JCC radiography students to collaborate with registered radiographers and student peers from other colleges across the state," she said. "Our students also participated with the NCSRT Gives Back campaign to provide children's items to the Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital. Participation in community service projects is essential because it teaches our students to have compassion and show concern for others and that is what healthcare should be about."

Cut line: Pictured from left are JCC Tech Bowl members Eric Washburn, Keely Myers, Laila Rashid, Jennifer Baughman, and Jarrod Fleeger.

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