Rad Tech Students Receive Pins
The 2014 graduating class in Radiologic Technology received their pins in ceremonies held this week at LSU Eunice. Twenty graduates were honored at the annual pinning ceremony after spending four semesters in the top-ranked program in Louisiana.
Graduating from the programs was Kiley Bertrand of St. Martinville, Ashley Bonin of Morse, Michele Boudreau of Lafayette, Noel Briggs of Opelousas, Coty Dillehay of Eunice, Ramie Doiron of New Iberia, Jada Fabacher of Eunice, Amy Giang of New Iberia, Alexis LaRocca of Lafayette, Holly Nezat of Port Barre, Mallory Pontiff of Carencro, Alex Roach of Welsh, Brittany Roberie of Eunice, Benjamin Soileau of Mamou, Dominic Sonnier of Eunice, Brittney Stein of New Iberia, Amy Sylvester of Washington, Danielle Thibodeaux of Carencro, Jeigh Touchet of Arnaudville, and Jonathan Vaccaro of Mansura.
Honored during the ceremony were Thibodeaux, Stein, Vaccaro, Bertrand, Soileau and Bonin. Thibodeaux and Vaccaro earned the program's top scholastic award. They received the Outstanding Scholastic Student Award, which is given to the student with the highest grade point average in the class. Vaccaro also earned the Outstanding Clinical Student Award given for outstanding clinical performance at Opelousas General.
Receiving the Outstanding Clinical Student Award from Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center was Brittney Stein.
The Outstanding Achievement Award was awarded to the student with a high grade point average, an outstanding clinical performance and outstanding character. The award was presented to Kiley Bertrand.
Ben Soileau was presented with the Distinguished Student Award which is voted on by the class and given to the student they felt was most helpful or inspirational during their time in the program.
Ashley Bonin was recognized for her work and service as the class president.
The university's Radiologic Technology program is one of the top in the nation, consistently having a 100 percent pass rate on the national board exams.