BRADFORD -- Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC) held a ceremony on Thursday, September 6 to honor seven graduates of the hospital's School of Radiography. The event, held at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford's Student Commons Building, honored Sarah Schultz of Mount Morris NY; Cynthia Glatt of Saint Mary's, PA; Ashley Mollande of Bradford, PA; Kyle Schulze of Olean, NY; Melissa Moore of Olean, NY; Bethany Kapp of Tionesta, PA; and Shelly Ferl-Napiekowski of Albion, PA.
"As a 1984 graduate of the school, I have had the privilege to work with many classes over the years. The class of 2012 has been excellent, both clinically and academically," said Jeanne Burritt, program director for the BRMC School of Radiography. "Since joining the program, these seven students have faced many challenges related to several technological advances. Now, as graduates, I can say without hesitation that they are more than prepared to succeed in any health care environment."
The School of Radiography, part of the Imaging Services Department at Bradford Regional Medical Center, is a 24-month program providing didactic and clinical instruction to each enrolled student. More than 800 hours of a student's time is spent in the classroom, and an additional 2,300 hours of clinical education is provided through the program. Since its establishment in 1978, the school has graduated 157 students from its two year course.
At the ceremony, two current students received scholarships from the Bradford Hospital Auxiliary. Becky Teschler received the auxiliary's Academic Excellence Scholarship. Additionally, two graduates earned scholarships to continue their education. Cynthia Glatt was named the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Scholarship, and Bethany Kappy received the New Professional Scholarship, which was established to recognize students who exhibit exceptional professional qualities.
The Bradford Hospital Auxiliary awards more than $6,200 in health care scholarships annually. Since the inception of its scholarship program in the early 1950's, the auxiliary has awarded over $250,000 to students entering the health care field. Scholarship money is raised through numerous auxiliary fundraisers and with generous support from the community. For more information, please call 814.362.8582.