Local Students Participate in Pinning Ceremony

Huron, Ohio – On August 11, twelve Bowling Green State University Firelands College students will participate in a pinning ceremony in conjunction with their attainment of an associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology.

“We are proud of our graduates who have completed the program and have chosen to work in an admirable profession for the delivery of healthcare,” said BGSU Firelands Radiography Program Director Sylvia Fedro.

The graduates have completed a rigorous program that included a two-year clinical internship and they have earned the right to take the national examination of American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

“Many of these students will continue their education in advanced placement for radiation therapy, mammography, CAT scan, or MRI, and will work toward a bachelor’s degree. We congratulate them all,” added Fedro.

The graduates are:

Alyson A. Aponte                             Lorain

Elizabeth A. Ballard                         Castalia

Meredith B. Bossert                         Sandusky

Kalesha M. Grant-Henry                 Sandusky

Samantha L. Griffin                         Port Clinton

Catherine M. Lyons                         Sandusky

Lindsay K. Mulvin                            Collins

Ashley N. Oates                               Norwalk

Jessica J. Sax                                   Huron

Kallie N. Schaeffer                          Milan

Marie T. Thorne                                Huron

Anthony J. Whitney                         Collins

The pinning ceremony is a 1,000-year old symbol of service to others. The earliest ancestor of the pin dates back to the Maltese Cross and was adopted by the Crusaders. The nursing profession assumed the ceremony for their graduates and was soon joined by other professions that serve in direct patient care.

The ceremony will be held Sunday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands. Dean of BGSU Firelands Dr. William Balzer; Department Chair of Applied Sciences Dr. Cynthia Miglietti, Fedro, Radiography Clinical Coordinator Valerie Glowacki, and part-time Coordinator Malissa Frazier will preside over the event.