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The MRAD class of 2008:  Front row (left to right): Carolyn Masuoka, Kristin Misenar, Judy Millar, Taylor Kielman.  Second row (left to right): Debbie Benecke, Lareina Ng, Rachel Helyer, Jenn Palmore, Alita Laws, Danene Flower, Nicole Feldman.  Back row: Donald Sullivan.


Clark College celebrated a piece of history on March 7 as the college held its first graduation for students in the new medical radiography (MRAD) program.

Approximately 150 people attended the graduation ceremony, including clinical instructors and partners, members of the MRAD Advisory Committee, faculty, administrators, and staff.  

Clark College President Bob Knight and Vice President of Instruction Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd were featured presenters.   Dr. Travis Kibota, interim Dean of Science, Health & Physical Education and Math, Physical Science & Engineering, was the keynote speaker. 

The graduates and guests viewed a presentation of images showing the chronology of the MRAD lab and classrooms in the college’s “T” Building as well as photos of the students involved in activities. Following the ceremony, graduates and guests attended a reception hosted by the first-year students in “Club MRAD.”

The next steps for the MRAD graduates will be to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification exam.  In addition, each student must apply for a Washington State Radiologic Technologists license before beginning work. Over half of the 2008 graduates have been offered jobs in the field of diagnostic imaging.

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