Faculty, 32 honorees  who received their certificates

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 (Bronx, NY) - The Radiological Technology Department celebrated its Class of 2013 with a special pinning ceremony on June 17.

The event was organized by Assistant Professor of the Radiologic Technology Department Jarek Stelmark. Professor Stelmark and Dr. Charles I. Drago, the Director of the Radiological Technology Department, took turns with other faculty congratulating the graduates, while urging to make the most of what they learned at Hostos.

The Multipurpose Room was filled with friends and family of the 32 graduates who received their certificates, making 2013 the 16th straight year the program has boasted a 100 percent pass rate. “I do not know of many other college’s in the state that can say they have the rate of success Hostos has. It is very rare,” Dr. Drago said.

The Class of 2013 is also the largest to date at Hostos. The graduates are also entering a fast-growing field where they can become MRA techs, CT techs, or even educators themselves.

Dr. Drago also praised the work of graduates Leonardo Garcia, who won a New York State Radiological Technology essay this year, and Allen A. Niles, who won another contest sponsored by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). The Class of 2013 also included five Medgar Evers scholarship winners.

About the Hostos Radiologic Technology Program:
The Radiologic Technology Program at Hostos is a 24-month program that leads to an AAS degree and is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Safety. During the last accreditation visit on March 2008, the program was awarded the maximum eight-year accreditation term.

Radiologic Technology Hostos students practice at the affiliate hospitals Lincoln Medical and Mental Center, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

About Hostos Community College:
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system, was founded in 1968.  In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in the fall of 1970 to the spring 2012 enrollment of over 7,000 students.  The college also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College, visit www.hostos.cuny.edu.