Brookdale faculty, staff and administrators came together on May 13 to honor this year’s radiologic technology and respiratory care graduates during an official pinning ceremony in the Collins Arena.
Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy congratulated the graduates for completing two of the most rigorous training programs the college has to offer, and went on to thank the gathered friends and family members for their sacrifices and support over the last two years.
Dean of Science and Health Science Jayne Edman echoed those sentiments, encouraging the students to take a moment and celebrate their achievements before moving on to their respective bachelor’s degree programs and careers in the health care field.
She also implored the students to remain in touch with each other and with the college.
“Every day when you dress for work, this pin will serve as a link back to your education here at Brookdale,” Edman said. “You will remember how hard you worked, the friends you made, and the incredible sense of accomplishment you feel right now. I hope it will remind you of the knowledge, wisdom, strength, courage and faith you need on a daily basis to care for patients and to make a difference in their lives.”
Radiologic technology graduate Jason Traina, speaking on behalf of his class, reminisced on the long nights, the trepidation and the demanding course and clinical work he and his fellow student encountered when they first joined the program.
He also described how those challenges brought his class together, forging bonds and allegiances that will stand for the rest of their lives.
“Go wherever life takes you, and enjoy every moment of the ride,” he said. “Let those dreams come true. And when you look back, realize how far you’ve gone, and remember us all. Remember that your X-Ray family will always be a part of you.”
Click here to view the full list of 2015 Allied Health graduates.
View more photos of the 2015 Allied Health pinning ceremony here.