MassBay Community College Associate in Science Degree, Radiologic Technology Graduating Class of 2022, from left to right in the front row Nikki Chin, Jordyn Sullivan, Ashley Gorham and left to right in the back row Brian Tavares, Kelsey Champagne, Isaiah Simpson, and Megan Keeffe. (Photo/MassBay Community College).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (July 19, 2022) — MassBay Community College proudly announced today that its Class of 2022 has achieved a perfect pass rate on the national American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) licensure exam. Individuals who pass this exam are fully qualified to enter the profession and work as Radiologic Technologists. In addition to passing the ARRT exam, all seven MassBay graduates were offered jobs in the field.
“It’s a proud moment for these hard-working professionals, for their families, and for us at MassBay,” said Karen Hansen, M.Ed., R.T. (R), Radiologic Technology Program Director. “This exceptional group of students successfully navigated both web-based didactic classes while completing over 1,600 radiography hospital hours during two years of COVID. They rose to the challenge of this unprecedented time in health care, showing tremendous perseverance and true dedication to the profession.”
The MassBay Radiologic Technology Class of 2022, including their hometowns and place of employment are:
Kelsey Champagne of Mendon, MA - undecided
Nikki Chin of Brookline, MA – Tufts Medical Center
Ashley Gorham of Upton, MA – Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Megan Keeffe of Arlington, MA – Cambridge Hospital
Isaiah Simpson of Holliston, MA – MetroWest Medical Center
Jordyn Sullivan of Dedham, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Brian Tavares of Dedham, MA – Tufts Medical Center
MassBay’s Associate Degree in Science, Radiologic Technology program is offered during the day in a full-time, 21-month sequence of five consecutive semesters starting in the fall; or as a part-time evening (Flex) format of eight semesters starting in the spring.
“Students who graduate from MassBay’s with an associate degree in radiologic technology have been well-prepared for the profession by the rigorous, up-to-date curriculum and by our compassionate, knowledgeable, and experienced instructors,” said Lynne Davis, Ed.D., Dean of Health Sciences. “Students further benefit from clinical rotations at the finest hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers in our region, which provide them with the opportunity to work with imaging professionals, patients, and state-of-the-art equipment. We are proud, but not surprised, but the outstanding achievements of the class of 2022. Congratulations are due to them and to the entire MassBay radiologic technology team of Karen Hansen, M.Ed, RT(R), Bill Cote, MA, RT,(R)(CT), and Karen Steinhoff, BSRT,(R).”
MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations RegisteredNursing.org, and PracticalNursing.org. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.