JCJC Radiography students earn scholarships

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2013-06-11 07:41:33

ELLISVILLE – Scholarships from Mississippi's Radiologist and Radiologic Technologist professional organizations will enable two Jones County Junior College students reach higher educational goals. Recent JCJC radiography graduates, Allison Mooney of Petal received a scholarship from the Mississippi Radiological Society, and Laurel resident Kristin Powell received a scholarship from the Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologist.
The M.R.S. and the M.S.R.T. both award a scholarship to one outstanding graduate from each of the state’s radiography programs each year. Among the requirements for the scholarships, the graduate must have exceeded educationally in the program, have good moral character, and plan to continue their education in medical imaging.
“I am so thankful to my instructors for investing their time and helping me grow as a student,” said Mooney whose plans include pursuing her education at the University of South Alabama. “I am honored to be chosen as a recipient for the Mississippi Radiological Society 2013 Student Scholarship. This scholarship will help me achieve my dream of becoming a Radiation Therapist.”
Powell said she was also honored to receive the MRST scholarship which JCJC Radiography Program Director/Health and Human Services Division Chair, Sandy Cochran, M.S., B.S.R.T. (R). and instructor Donna Dykes awarded at the radiography program’s graduation ceremony.
“My educational pursuits would not be possible without the generous support from scholarship sponsors. Thank you for this opportunity,” said Powell who is currently working at urgent care and plans to attend USM in the fall for a year before transferring to the University of South Alabama for the radiation therapy program.
Scholarships are the only way some students are able to get an education. Cochran said as an instructor, he appreciates the professional organization’s support.
“Today in our economy, it is sometimes very difficult for a student to continue their education due to the financial strain. Thanks to organizations like the Mississippi Radiological Society and the Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologist, students can reach their goals and help fill the void for qualified imaging professionals. We are very grateful for the financial assistance to our graduates from both these organizations,” said JCJC Radiography Program Director/Health and Human Services Division Chair, Sandy Cochran, M.S., B.S.R.T. (R). For more information about Jones County Junior College’s Radiography program call 601-477-2416.


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