This year there are 15 students beginning the 24-month program that combines didactic instruction with practical experience. This provides a sound foundation on which to build a career. Student radiographers are educated in the art and science using radiation to provide images of tissues, organs, bones and blood vessels of the human body. The CHI St. Vincent School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as an accrediting agency.
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Meet our new students:
- Marcy Badeaux is originally from California and has been in the medical field for over 25 years; starting as a medical assistant in 1984. Marcy and her husband moved to Little Rock six years ago.
- Alejandro Ellis was born in Guatemala and moved to Little Rock later in life. His hope is to complete this program and go back to Guatemala to provide his skills and help to the people there in any areas in need.
- Blair Henderson hails from McGehee. She discovered the field of Radiography after her mother was diagnosed with cancer and began radiation treatments. After completing this program, she intends to go to a Radiation Therapy program so she can help others the way her mother was helped.
- Taylor Hensley comes to us from Greenbrier. She is a traveler by nature and a great lover of the outdoors. She has a desire to help others and make a difference in their lives and has chosen Radiography as her way to have a positive impact.
- Javier Hernandez is a native of Mexico. His family moved later and he grew up in Springdale. All his life he has had the determination to work in the medical field. He has felt great inspiration from his brother and hopes to make him proud.
- Mike Hill is from Bryant. Mike served in the U.S. Army from 2010-2014 as a medic. After serving his county, he enrolled at UCA to begin his degree in Science/Radiography. His inspiration to enter this program came from his brother who is a Sonographer. He looks forward to continuing this great tradition.
- Ashley Lagasse comes to us from Quitman. Ashley loves helping people and making a positive difference in their lives. She decided on Radiography as her path early on in life to fulfill this desire. She has been working towards this career since she started high school.
- Whitney Lewis hails from Paron. She has chosen Radiography as her avenue to help others. She hopes to prove to others and show her daughter that hard work and persistence will enable anyone to achieve their goals.
- Malcolm Metz is another student that comes to us from Bryant. He is an enthusiastic outdoorsman and loves to travel. He is always ready with a smile and a positive attitude and hopes to make a difference in patient’s lives.
- Sidney Proctor is native to the “big little town” of Osceola. He enjoys learning about everything he can and having a positive impact on those he meets. He says that he has had to accept that “failure is a part of my success; I am not afraid to fail, but I am determined to to succeed.”
- Cara Shelby is from Fort Smith. She knew she had a desire to work in the medical field and, after shadowing through all the departments, Radiography was the area that sparked her interest. She looks forward to a career that enables to her to help patients and have a positive impact on them.
- Ed Spease comes to us from Conway. He has previously worked as a deputy coroner and also as an EMT. He is hoping to add Radiography to his list of credentials and skills and gain the job security that comes with working in this wide field of specialties.
- Jennifer Tackett is also from Greenbrier. She lives there with her husband of 16 years and her three children. She has been a stay-at-home mom but is now getting into the medical field because of its flexibility and demand. She intends to use Radiography as a way to continue caring for others.
- Britany Taylor hails from Blytheville. She has always enjoyed helping others and giving back to her community. After completing the Radiography program, she intends to work her way up to becoming part of an Oncology team for Children’s Hospital.
- Shatara Trotter is from right here is Little Rock. She graduated from Henderson State University and how come back to join us here at CHI St. Vincent School of Radiologic Technology. She claims to be an avid “IN-doorsman”. She is excited to be entering the Radiography community. “Look out world, here I come flying into the medical world with my scrubs on.”