Graduates ofthe forty-fourth class of the
North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology were reminded to “always remember your roots” during a ceremony
July 7 in the
E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located on the
North Oaks Medical Center campus.
“Where do you go from here? What do you do? Remember where you came
from and the sacrifices that were made for you to get here,” shared
commencement speaker Dr. Rodney Taylor, Natalbany Baptist Church pastor.
“Your strength is in your uniqueness.”
The 13 graduates are: Clint Cambre, Port Vincent; Jamie L. Canal and Timothy
Hollywood, Hammond; Jacy B. Clemons, Kentwood; Nicole Lynn Coslan, Independence;
Samuel E. Crenshaw, Weatherford, Texas; Natalie E. Forst, New Orleans;
Tiffany Leigh Hebert and Kimberly Taylor, Ponchatoula; Rashima R. Jenkins,
Bossier City; Megan Elise May, Covington; Britney Rogers, Franklinton;
and Hilarie B. Smith, McComb, Mississippi.
The ceremony marked the conclusion of a 2-year program that included 2,000
clinical training hours, according to Program Director Marsha J. Talbert.
Outstanding achievement awards were given to three of the graduates during
the ceremony. The Academic Achievement Award was presented to Canal for
obtaining the highest overall scholastic average, and the Performance
and Attitude Award for exceptional performance in the clinical setting
was given to Hebert. Taylor presented the Dannye Young Taylor Always Remembering
Others Award, named in honor of his wife, to Clemons in recognition of
her outstanding patient care skills.
In addition, Cambre, Canal, Clemons, Coslan, Crenshaw, Forst, Hebert, Hollywood,
May, Rogers, Smith and Taylor were recognized as members of
Lambda Nu, an honor society for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences. To become a
member of the society a member must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point
average out of a possible 4.0.
North Oaks Health System Education Director Nicole Barnum presided over
the 1-hour ceremony, and Talbert presented diplomas to the graduates.
Established in 1967, the North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology is
accredited by the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The
School offers a comprehensive 24-month program that provides classroom
and clinical instruction to prepare students for careers in the field
of diagnostic imaging, which is used to diagnose and treat diseases and
injuries. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Certification examination and apply for Louisiana state
Applications for the 2015-17 class will be accepted through April 1, 2015.
To request an application, call or write: Program Director, North Oaks
School of Radiologic Technology, P.O. Box 2668, Hammond, Louisiana, 70404,
(985) 230-7805. Applications also are available