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2018 Allied Health Graduates Earn Ceremonial Pins
Allied Health graduates receive their pins

The graduates of two of Brookdale’s health care training programs were recognized in a special pinning ceremony on May 9 in the Robert J. Collins Arena.

Twenty-four graduates of the Radiologic Technology program and 14 Respiratory Care graduates were pinned before a capacity crowd at the annual Allied Health Pinning Ceremony.

Brian Sandy, first-year Respiratory Care student, served as Master of Ceremonies. Dr. David Stout, president of Brookdale Community College delivered the welcome address to students, faculty, families and friends. Dr. Jayne Edman, dean of the Health Science Institute offered her congratulations.

“Pinning ceremonies mark the culmination of all of the hard work required to complete each degree. You are now a part of a group of professionals that are dedicated to protecting the health, safety, and rights of their patients. Congratulations. We proud of your outstanding accomplishment,” Edman said.

Dr. Terry Konn pinned the first graduate at the pinning ceremony on May 9.

Terry Konn, PhD, LRT, and Director of the Radiologic Technology Program  presented Excellence Awards  to graduates Francine Anderson for Academic Excellence, Michele Ketchie for  Patient Care Excellence, and  Kristine Sang for Excellence in Leadership.

Dr. Konn pinned the first Radiologic Technology program graduate, then each graduate pinned a fellow graduate.

Professor Carol Schedel, MA, RRT, and Director of the Respiratory Care Program, inducted the following students into the Lambda Beta Honor Society for Respiratory Care: Hany Abdelsalam, Edward Fanio, Alyse Simmons, and Olga Kaplansky, who also received Health Science Institute Outstanding Student Award.

Professor Schedel pinned the first Respiratory Care Program graduate, then each graduate pinned a fellow graduate.

Check out more photos of the Spring 2018 Allied Health Pinning Ceremony here.