AVON PARK, Fla. – July 24, 2018 – On Thursday, July 19, South Florida State College (SFSC) honored 11 of its graduates in a traditional pinning ceremony on the College’s Highlands Campus in Avon Park. The graduates have earned their Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees in radiography.

The graduates honored were Alicia Black, Cynthia Granados, Melissa Hernandez, Nicole Iosue, Heather Johnson, Rosela LaPointe, Raquel “Rocki” Martinez, Jacob “Jake” Mayer, Araceli Navarro, Marina Torres, and Edna Viljean.

The guest speaker, Sabrina Keckler, supervisor of the Imaging Department at Florida Hospital Heartland Division, offered words of advice to the graduates as they prepared to launch their careers.

Alicia Black, class president, thanked the families and friends in attendance for their support, encouragement, and love that saw her and her classmates through the two-year program.

Junior Gray, director of the radiology program, reminded the graduates to, “Keep demonstrating compassion and professionalism to gain respect from your patients, superiors and colleagues.”

Upon completing SFSC’s two-year A.S. degree in radiography, graduates can work as certified radiologic technologists by passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national examination. Radiologic technologists work in hospitals and clinics performing diagnostic imaging examinations, such as X-rays.

For information about SFSC’s Radiography program, contact Gray at 784-7347 or grayj@southflorida.edu or visit SFSC Radiography.