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North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology Honors 44th Graduating Class

North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology Honors 44th Graduating Class

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 licensure.

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 here.