Supporting Tomorrow’s Leaders

Jun. 21, 2016

Student Leadership Development ProgramMany ASRT and ASRT Foundation programs share a common mission of helping the most involved and committed individuals in the profession to grow, thrive and help create a brighter future for themselves and those in the R.T. community.

The ASRT Foundation scholarships program, for example, enables medical imaging and radiation therapy students and professionals to continue their education. The scholarship program would not be able to help so many students and professionals were it not for the ongoing generosity of Foundation donors.

The ASRT’s Student Leadership Development Program also focuses on building future leaders. SLDP enables participants to network with current leaders in the profession and to learn more about the vast opportunities in the radiologic sciences.

The Foundation is proud to announce that three of this year’s scholarship recipients also were selected to participate in the SLDP at the Annual Governance and House of Delegates meeting, June 23-26.

Khang Nguyen and Angela Tran both received Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarships. Khang is enrolled at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California, and Angela is enrolled at Riverside College of Health Careers in Newport News, Virginia. Kristen Dezell, who received a Jerman-Cahoon Scholarship, is enrolled at Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota.

These three recipients will be among the 98 emerging leaders attending the annual meeting. They will be part of an exciting year in the SLDP, as this is the largest number of participants since the program began six years ago. In addition, this will be the first year that all state affiliate societies will be represented in the program and that participants will be able to sit with their affiliate delegate during the House of Delegates meeting. Participants will have access to a full schedule of educational sessions covering practice standards, current trends in the field and ASRT governance functions.

The SLDP was developed to allow current ASRT leaders to impart their knowledge and experience to the next generation of leaders. Some of the participants are chosen by ASRT, while others are selected by their affiliate societies. Many are active in their affiliates and interested in becoming leaders in the radiological sciences. These future leaders must meet several requirements: They must be members of the ASRT, hold student status at the time of application and obtain their program director’s approval. This process targets the most involved students who are interested in becoming influencers in the profession.

Foundation donors and scholarships are helping to support the future leaders of the R.T. community. The Foundation’s scholarship program would not be able to help support medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals and students without the help of our generous donors.

Foundation donors are making a difference in the R.T. community with their continued support. It is their generosity that is helping to empower individuals to move the profession forward and create a bright future for the medical imaging and radiation therapy community. For more information about donors and recipients, see the full list of the 2016 scholarship recipients.