A ceremony recognizing the forty-fourth graduating class of the North Oaks
School of Radiologic Technology was held on July 11 in the E. Brent Dufreche
Conference Center on the North Oaks Medical Center campus in Hammond.
Twelve students completed the 2-year program, including: Jaime’ C.
Badeau, Ponchatoula; Jessica Frances Blanchard, Holden; Laura Elizabeth
Bordelon, Mandeville; Bryan Russell Breland, Franklinton; Taylor Rene
Coats, Springfield; Sarah Chandler Garcia, Denham Springs; Jordyn Nicole
Horton, Prairieville; Kaitlyn Elizabeth Humphrey, Holden; Amber Marie
Johnson, LaPlace; Robbie Lara, Hammond; Tamara Alisha Martin, Slidell:
and Samantha Meagan Meyers, Chalmette.
Outstanding achievement awards were given to three of the graduates during
the ceremony. The Academic Achievement Award was presented to Coats for
obtaining the highest overall scholastic average, and the Performance
and Attitude Award went to Breland for exceptional performance in the
clinical setting. Natalbany Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Rodney Taylor presented
the Dannye Young Taylor Always Remembering Others Award in honor of his
wife to Martin in recognition of her outstanding patient care skills.
Badeau, Blanchard, Bordelon, Breland, Coats, Horton, Humphrey, Lara and
Martin also were recognized as members of Lambda Nu, an honor society
for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences. To become a member of the society,
students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0.
Interventional Radiologist Robert Reinhart, MD, delivered the commencement
address. North Oaks Education Director Nicole Barnum presided over the
graduation, and Marsha Talbert, program director of North Oaks School
of Radiologic Technology, 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 licensure. To request an application, call
(985) 230-7805 or write: Program Director, North Oaks School of Radiologic
Technology, P.O. Box 2668, Hammond, Louisiana, 70404. Applications also
are available online