It is my honor to serve the ISSRT in the capacity of treasurer. I am currently serving my second term as treasurer of the ISSRT. In the past, I have served as the secretary of the ISSRT and I have been chair of the scholar bowl competition. I have enjoyed my time serving on the board in those capacities.
My Alma Mater is College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois where I graduated in 2008. I am working toward my Bachelor’s degree with the 3+1 program through College of Dupage and Concordia. I completed my clinical education at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois and luckily, I was able to continue my career path at Edward Hospital. I am currently the clinical instructor for the radiography program and I assist as a clinical instructor for the CT and MRI programs, as well.
My passion is really discussing collimation and shuttering/cropping. Sharon Cheek wrote an excellent article in the January newsletter and there is nothing that I could to add. I would encourage everyone to revisit that article. Also, education is an important topic. Whether you are just starting into radiography or you are going back for your Master’s. Mary Hood spoke to this in the December newsletter. If this were the first newsletter you are reading, I would encourage you to revisit the past newsletter for these great articles.
As the treasurer, I would encourage any students to apply for scholarships. We have funds that are restricted specifically to award for scholarships. When I was in school for radiography, I applied for book scholarships that allowed me to purchase registry review books. While my instructors at College of Dupage were/are phenomenal, these registry review books helped me to see information from a different perspective. Toward the end of my first year, I began studying these books along with my textbooks. I feel it helped my prepare me not only for the scholar bowl (which was a lot of fun) but it also helped prepare me for the registry. While I am no longer a practicing Mormon, one of the sayings I grew up with from this religion is that when you are prepared, there is no reason to fear. (Thomas S. Monson)