2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

The ASRT Foundation awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships over the 2017-2018 academic year, including both professional and entry-level awards. Scholarship recipients were selected based on evidence of commitment, leadership, achievement and financial need. The Foundation’s Scholarship Review Committee evaluated each applicant and provided recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Recipients were then approved by the Board of Trustees at their spring meeting in Albuquerque.

Professional Scholarships Entry-level Scholarships

2017 Professional Scholarship Recipients

The Foundation’s professional scholarship program helps radiologic science professionals meet financial obligations to return to school for completion of a degree or to obtain additional certification. This year’s professional scholarship recipients are:

Radiologic Sciences Educators Scholarship ($5,000 each)

This scholarship is made possible by donations to the ASRT Foundation.

  • Nan Bradeen of Spearfish, South Dakota, enrolled in a Master’s degree program at the University of St. Frances.
  • Becky Dodge of Topeka, Kansas, enrolled in a doctoral degree program at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.
  • Chad Hensley of Las Vegas, Nevada, enrolled in a doctoral degree program at the University of Nevada.
  • Katie Holloway of Edmond, Oklahoma, enrolled in a master’s degree program at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Siemens Clinical Advancement Scholarship ($5,000 each)

This scholarship is made possible by a generous grant from Siemens Healthcare USA.

  • Elizabeth Gresey of Chicago, Illinois, enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at Rush University.
  • Valerie Grimes of Fountain Valley, California, enrolled in a certificate program at Long Beach City College.
  • Kelly Thorson of Clovis, California, enrolled in a master’s degree program at Weber State University.
  • Karen Trafton of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, enrolled in a master’s degree program at Bellevue College.

Varian Radiation Therapy Advancement Scholarship ($5,000 each)

This scholarship was created in honor of Eileen McCullough and is made possible by a generous grant from Varian Medical Systems.

  • Hilary Afa of Los Angeles, California, enrolled in a certificate program at City of Hope.
  • Kyle Allen of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
  • Elizabeth Betts of Fontana, California, enrolled in a certificate program at City of Hope.
  • Rebecca Bland of Pana, Illinois, enrolled in a certificate program at Amarillo College.
  • Hershey Canta of Winchester, Illinois, enrolled in a master’s degree program at Saint Louis University-Main Campus.
  • Rebecca Chao of Brea, California, enrolled in a certificate program at City of Hope.
  • Wendy Cline of South Bend, Indiana, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at Radiological Technologies University-VT.
  • Wendy Contreras of Los Angeles, California, enrolled in a certificate program at City of Hope.
  • Ruth Crawford of Evansville, Indiana, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at Southern Illinois University.
  • Cassie Fox of Anaheim, California, enrolled in a certificate program at City of Hope.
  • Philip Gaeckle of Warren, Ohio, enrolled in a bachelor’s program at Kent State University.
  • Karena Gracia of Chino, California, enrolled in a certificate program at City of Hope Graduate School.
  • Jesse Hanchosky of Avon, Ohio, enrolled in a certificate program at the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Shane Hansen of Tucson, Arizona, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at Washborn University.
  • Samuel Humbert of South Bend, Indiana, enrolled in a Medical Dosimetry program at Radiological Technologies University-VT.
  • Cassandra McFarren of Bellville, Ohio, enrolled in a bachelor’s program at Washborn University.
  • Beverly Meyer of Maryville, Tennessee, enrolled in a master’s degree program at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
  • Makayla Miller of Le Mars, Iowa, enrolled in a bachelors program at Mercy College of Ohio.
  • Ryan Mueller of Fult, Illinois, enrolled in a doctorate program at Southern Illinois University.
  • Jessica Rice of Hilliard, Ohio, enrolled in a bachelor’s program at University of Cincinnati.
  • James Stensil of Dallas, Georgia, enrolled in a master’s degree program at Radiological Technologies University-VT.
  • Cynthia Upham of West Linn, Oregon, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Professional Advancement Scholarship ($2,000 each)

This scholarship is made possible by generous donations to the ASRT Foundation and a grant from ASRT’s JobBank® partner, HEALTHeCAREERS.

  • Kellee Ablard of Shakopee, Minnesota, enrolled in a master’s degree program at Concord University St. Paul.
  • Amanda Bain of Smithville, Tennessee, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at East Tennessee State University.
  • Mandy Colwell of Jacksonville, Florida, enrolled in a master’s degree program at Keiser University.
  • Nicole Damaskos of Lolo, Montana, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at University of South Dakota.
  • Benjamin Enyinnaya of Adelphi, Maryland, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at University of Maryland College.
  • Jonathan Grindall of Johnson City, Tennessee, enrolled in a master’s degree program at East Tennessee State University.
  • Lindsey Gutierrez of Sioux City, Iowa, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at Mercy College of Ohio.
  • Cheryl Hixenbaugh of Atlantic Beach, Florida, enrolled in a master’s degree program at University of St. Frances.
  • Sarah Jessup of Lake Charles, Louisiana, enrolled in a doctorate degree program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
  • Jennifer Michael of Bossier City, Louisiana, enrolled in a doctorate degree program at University of Louisiana at Monroe.
  • Remus Rusnac of Peoria, Illinois, enrolled in a master’s degree program at Western Governors University.
  • Charles Washington of West Orange, New Jersey, enrolled in a Doctorate program at the University of Southern California.

Parsons Degree Achievement Scholarship ($2,000 each)

Named in memory of former ASRT Foundation Chairman Cathy Parsons, this scholarship is made possible by donations to the ASRT Foundation and a generous grant from the ASRT.

  • David Moore of Toledo, Ohio, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at Mercy College.
  • Brian Taylor of Woodward, Oklahoma, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at the University of Oklahoma.
  • Meghan Vollbrecht of Fairmont, Minnesota, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at Ottawa University.

Philip W. Ballinger Endowed Scholarship Award ($1,000 each)

This scholarship is made possible by a generous donation from Phil Ballinger, Ph.D., R.T.(R), FASRT.

  • Christopher Wertz of Chubbuck, Idaho, enrolled in a doctoral degree program at Boise State University.
  • Cheryl Young of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, enrolled in a doctoral degree program at City University of Seattle.

Radiation Therapy Pioneers Award ($250 each)

This scholarship is made possible by a generous donation from Elaine Chin, B.S., R.T.(T), CMD, and Steve J. Hardy, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)(CT), CMD.

  • Jonathan Calderwood of Valencia, California, enrolled in a certificate program at Santa Barbara City College.

 


2017 Entry-level Scholarship Recipients

The entry-level scholarship program provides financial support for outstanding students working to complete a radiologic technology or radiation therapy educational program. This year’s entry-level scholarship recipients are:

Elekta Radiation Therapy Scholarship ($5,000 each)

This scholarship is made possible by a generous grant from Elekta.

  • Tiffany Chung of Placentia, California, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at National University.
  • Katie Dixon of Wixom, Michigan, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at the University of Michigan-Flint.
  • Crystal Rhoades of Modesto, California, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at National University.
  • Kamber Rodriguez of Las Vegas, Nevada, enrolled in an associate’s program at College of Southern Nevada.

Jerman-Cahoon Student Scholarship ($2,500 each)

This scholarship was created in honor of Edward Jerman and John Cahoon and is made possible by support from ASRT Foundation Patrons and a generous grant from the ASRT.

  • Veronica Dziuk of Huntersville, North Carolina, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at South Lake Christian Academy.
  • Melanie Holmes of Lorain, Ohio, enrolled in a certificate program at the School of Diagnostic Imaging.
  • Amanda Pennell of Bellingham, Washington, enrolled in an associate’s degree program at Bellingham Technical College.
  • Dana Ricard of Rochester, Minnesota, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at Okland University.
  • Alicia Salvatore of Wethersfield, Connecticut, enrolled in an associate’s degree program at Manchester Community College.
  • Ernesto Sanchez of Aptos, California, enrolled in an associate’s degree program at Cabrillo College.

Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship ($4,000 each)

This scholarship is made possible by a generous grant from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and donations from our Patrons.

  • Lorraine Allen of Torrance, California, enrolled in an associate’s degree program at UCLA Harbor Medical Center School of Radiology.
  • Phillip Carr of Wichita Falls, Texas, enrolled in an associate’s degree program at Brookehaven Community College.
  • Jeff Judge of Pearland, Texas, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at the University of Texas MD Anderson.
  • Onyou Myoung of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Thu-Thuy Nguyen of Sugar Land, Texas, enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at University of Texas MD Anderson.

Scholarship recipients submitted applications and were selected based on evidence of commitment, leadership, achievement and financial need. The Foundation's Scholarship Review Committee evaluated scholarship applications and provided recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Recipients were then approved by the Board of Trustees.