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BHCC and MassBay Students Place 1st at Annual Mass Society of Radiologic Technologists Buzz Bowl

Monday, May 7, 2018

MassBay team wins Buzz Bowl 2018 Left to right: Cinthia Scudere-Chapman, Colleen McCaslin (captain), Jennifer Snook. Maria Rosa-Torres, Christina Constantino, and Izabelle Brown.

Liz Cooper – MassBay Community College

Karen M. Norton – Bunker Hill Community College

FRAMINGHAM, MA. (May 2018) – Bunker Hill Community College and MassBay Community College are pleased to announce a student radiology team has placed first at this year’s Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) Buzz Bowl competition. The Buzz Bowl was part of the MSRT 87th Annual Conference and this year’s theme was “Wild About Radiology”.

The Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists hosted the Buzz Bowl competition to challenge students’ knowledge in the field of Radiologic Technology. The six -member student team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which included two MassBay Radiologic Technology students and four Bunker Hill Community College Radiologic Technology students, beat out eight other teams from across the state. Team Brigham was an all-woman team and undefeated in each round of the competition.

The student team participants included: Team Captain Colleen McCaslin of Dedham (BHCC), Izabelle Brown of Everett (BHCC), Maria Rosa-Torres of Revere (BHCC), Jennifer Snook of West Roxbury (BHCC), Christina Constantino of Franklin (MassBay), and Cinthia Scudere-Chapman of Needham (MassBay). Students were coached by Victoria Glassman and Tiziana Stuto from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

“This year’s nail-biting Buzz Bowl Competition brought the Brigham their 4th year in-a-row 1st place win with undefeated matches,” said Brigham and Women’s Hospital Clinical Educator for Diagnostic Radiology Tiziana Stuto. “These girls truly amazed us with their relentless studying, dedication and determination. Their cohesiveness as a team and support of one another was admirable to say the least. We are proud of them – they are an inspiration to us all!”

Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers the opportunity for all clinical students to participate for the Buzz Bowl team pending the permission of their college programs. The students have been working since Fall 2017 in preparation for the Buzz Bowl competition. The Buzz Bowl tests student knowledge on Radiation Protection, Radiation Physics, Radiographic Technique, Patient Care, and Radiographic Procedures. BHCC, MassBay Community College and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have maintained a clinical affiliation for the benefit of providing practical application of Radiologic concepts in the hospital setting. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Radiology Education Director Victoria Glassman and Radiography Clinical Educator Tiziana Stuto provide a valuable service to all the Clinical students, and are greatly appreciated by both school’s Radiography Programs.

“I am proud of the performance of MassBay students, Christina Constantino and Cinthia Scudere-Chapman,” said MassBay Clinical Coordinator for Radiologic Technology Karen Steinhoff. “They worked hard for this success along with their fellow team mates and coaches. Our affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital Radiography Program has provided MassBay students with an excellent hands-on experience. We are grateful for the commitment Tiziana Stuto and Victoria Glassman have shown towards the education of Radiography students. With this being the fourth consecutive year ‘Team Brigham’ has won this competition, we see a clear example of the continuing dedication to excellence for which Brigham and Women’s Hospital is well known.”

“The BHCC Medical Radiography Program has enjoyed a longstanding and wonderful relationship with Brigham and Women’s Hospital,” said BHCC Chair of the Medical Imaging Department and Medical Radiography Program Director Donna Misrati. We are very proud of the performance of Team Captain Colleen McCaslin, Izabelle Brown, Maria Rosa-Torres and Jennifer Snook, all shining stars in the BHCC Medical Radiography Program. Congratulations to Victoria Glassman and Tiziana Stuto, who have worked diligently for months preparing the BHCC and Mass Bay students for the Buzz Bowl experience! Our thanks to everyone at BWH for providing such an educationally sound clinical environment, and allowing our students the opportunity to benefit from it. We are certain to see many more winning teams from the BWH in the future.”

For more information on MassBay’s Health Sciences Division.

For more information on BHCC’s Health Science Division: Division of Nurse Education & Medical Imaging

For more information on the Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The College enrolls more than 14,000 students on two campuses and at three satellite locations. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-four percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC’s students are women. The College also enrolls more than 900 international students who come from approximately 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages.

MassBay Community College was recently ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for 2-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England and ranked #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.