2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

The ASRT Foundation awarded more than $220,000 in scholarships over the 2018-2019 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

2018 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:

Siemens Clinical Advancement Scholarship ($5,000 each)

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

  • Brittani Buchner of La Crosse, Wisconsin, is enrolled at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
  • Sacha Conde of Windsor, Connecticut, is enrolled at Charter Oak State College in New Britain, Connecticut.
  • Candace Fennessy of Dover New Hampshire is enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett, New Hampshire.
  • Amanda Oppedal of Bondurant, Iowa, is enrolled at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.
  • Tiara Volpe of Louisville, Kentucky, is enrolled at University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Cheyenne Wulff of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, is enrolled at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Varian Radiation Therapy Advancement Scholarship ($2,500-$5,000 each)

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

  • David Abdelmalak of Lomita, California, is enrolled at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
  • Kelsey Alford of Sherman, Texas, is enrolled at Ottowa University in Ottawa, Kansas.
  • Ben Armbruster of Santa Clarita, California, is enrolled at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
  • Alyson Burnham of Conneautville, Pennsylvania, is enrolled at Radiological Technologies University VT in South Bend, Indiana.
  • Tyler Calhoun of Louisville, Kentucky, is enrolled at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Hershey Canta of Los Angeles, California, is enrolled at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
  • Lauren Chun of Torrance, California, is enrolled at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
  • Adan De Los Santos of Panorama City, California, is enrolled at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
  • Hannah Dobbins of Tallmadge, Ohio, is enrolled at Kent State University in Salem, Ohio.
  • Shane Folts of Wayland, New York, is enrolled at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.
  • Taylor Greear of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, is enrolled at Mitchell Technical Institution in Mitchell, South Dakota.
  • Katelyn Holsey of Duarte, California, is enrolled at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
  • Gina Lee of Cerritos, California, is enrolled at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
  • Maria Marchetti of La Quinta, California, is enrolled at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
  • Karen Morrison of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, is enrolled at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
  • Ryan Mueller of Fults, Illinois, is enrolled at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Nat Namsang of Loma Linda, California, is enrolled at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
  • Khang Nguyen of Westminster, California, is enrolled at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
  • Vandana Puri of Euless, Texas, is enrolled at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
  • Logan Snyder of Marble Falls, Arkansas, is enrolled at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
  • Iwona Zebrowski of Plantsville, Connecticut, is enrolled at Radiological Technologies University VT in South Bend, Indiana.

Professional Advancement Scholarship ($2,000 each)

Made possible by generous donations to the ASRT Foundation and a grant from ASRT’s JobBank® partner, Naylor Association Solutions.

  • Kassandra Brown of Provo, Utah, is enrolled at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
  • Meredith Chandler of Deerfield, Illinois, is enrolled at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Academy in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Teri Myers of Berkley, Michigan, is enrolled at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
  • Barbara Page of Pepperell, Massachusetts, is enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.
  • Ashleigh Ralls of Cheyenne, Wyoming, is enrolled at University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.
  • Kristi Rulli of Burlington, Kentucky, is enrolled at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Kirksville, Missouri.
  • Brandalyn Solberg of Anchorage, Alaska, is enrolled at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.
  • Tresa St Hill of Riverside, California, is enrolled at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.
  • Chelsea Stephens of Morton, Mississippi, is enrolled at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Christopher Wertz of Pocatello, Idaho, is enrolled at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.
  • Joiel Woods of Jacksonville, Florida, is enrolled at University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
  • Cheryl Young of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, is enrolled at City University of Seattle in Seattle, Washington.

Parsons Degree Achievement Scholarship ($2,000 each)

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

  • Mitchell Cardinal of Columbus, Indiana, is enrolled at Indiana University – Purdue University in Columbus, Indiana.
  • Dustin Ertl of Greenville, South Carolina, is enrolled at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Jennifer Logiudice of Rolla, Missouri, is enrolled at University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

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

Made possible by a generous donation from Phil Ballinger, Ph.D., R.T.(R), FASRT.

  • Clinton Bishop of Lubbock, Texas, is enrolled at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas.
  • Quentin Moore of Haskins, Ohio, is enrolled at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
  • Kori Stewart of East Haven, Connecticut, is enrolled at Rutgers University School of Health Professions in Newark, New Jersey.
  • Nicole Winkler of Charlottesville, Virginia, is enrolled at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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 Steven Hardy, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)(CT), CMD.

  • Kyle Kearsley of Schenectady, New York, is enrolled at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.

James and Stephanie Johnston Journey Award ($500)

Made possible by a generous donation from James Johnston, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(CV), FASRT, and Stephanie Johnston, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(M)(BD)(BS), FASRT.

  • Ellen Alexandre of Swansea, Massachusetts, is enrolled at University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Marie L.A. Racine Scholarship ($250 each)

Made possible by a generous donation from Marie L.A. Racine, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(T).

  • Robert Hammond of Evansville, Wisconsin, is enrolled at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.
  • Matthew Zielinski of Davison, Michigan, is enrolled at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 


2018 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)

Made possible by a generous grant from Elekta.

  • Kassahun G Medhin of Stone Mountain, Georgia, is enrolled at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia.
  • Molly Gunning of Joliet, Illinois, is enrolled at University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.
  • Taylor Harmon of New Berlin, Wisconsin, is enrolled at University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
  • Grey Pauley of Southaven, Mississippi, is enrolled at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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

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.

  • Michelle Bailey of Jacksonville, North Carolina, is enrolled at Carteret Community College in Morehead City, North Carolina.
  • Sidney Danbury of Atlanta, Georgia, is enrolled at Chattahoochee Technical College in Acworth, Georgia.
  • Claire Dexter of Portland, Oregon, is enrolled at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon.
  • Dedra Leffers of Huntertown, Indiana, is enrolled at Indiana University – Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Cecily Rankin of Big Water, Utah, is enrolled at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
  • Maranda Stull of Evansville, Indiana, is enrolled at University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana.

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

Made possible by a generous grant from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and donations from our patrons.

  • Raven Farthing of Washington, D.C., is enrolled at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Wikersie Fertil of Powder Springs, Georgia, is enrolled at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Terrace Scott of Plainfield, New Jersey, is enrolled at Rutgers University School of Health Professions in Newark, New Jersey.
  • Kana Shaw of Lowell, Indiana, is enrolled at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana.

Richard S. Kay Endowed Scholarship ($250)

Made possible by a generous donation by Richard Kay, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M), FASRT, CRadP, MSRP.

  • Mikayla Stanfield of Louisville, Illinois, is enrolled at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

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.