by Mohsina Yusuf
The Medical Imaging Program at Emory University offers a bachelor of medical science degree graduates can use to help them advance within the medical imaging profession at a faster pace. Through this rigorous program, students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for professional competence in radiology technology with opportunities to specialize in certain modalities, in administration, or in education.
On May 13, the Medical Imaging Program honored their 13 graduates during this year’s commencement exercises. Celebrations began at the Woodruff Library with a breakfast for the program graduates and their families after the university’s commencement ceremony, with the program diploma ceremony taking place shortly after.
The 2019 BMSc class average GPA was a 3.72, while the RT-BMSc class average GPA was 3.67 with an overall GPA of 3.7. Yesica Abercrombie and William Shane Arrington graduated with Highest Honors having earned a GPA of 3.9 or higher. Eight students graduated with Honors having earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.899.
Medical Imaging Program award winners and notable students in the Class 2019 include the following:
Valedictorian: Yesica Abercrombie
Outstanding Student Award: Yesica Abercrombie
Colleague Award: Yesica Abercrombie and Zahra Rastegarlari
Most Improved Student: Kaitlyn Mary Hammerly
Class President: Amada Jannette Cabrera-Gleason
Class Secretary: Shrada Necole Kitchens
Class Treasurer: Payton Olivia Young
Lambda Nu Honor Society President: Wikersie Fertil
Lambda Nu Honor Society Vice President: Shrada Necole Kitchens
Lambda Nu Honor Society Secretary: Payton Olivia Young
Lambda Nu Honor Society Treasurer: Yesica Abercrombie