Radiologic Technology Program at the RSNA

Radiologic Technology student (Barb Geiger) demonstrating the Zero Gravity Radiation Protection System during a class trip to the RSNA in Chicago, IL November 30th, 2009.

Radiologic Technology student (Barb Geiger) demonstrating the Zero Gravity Radiation Protection System during a class trip to the RSNA in Chicago, IL November 30th, 2009.

GRCC Radiologic Technology faculty members Deb Nordman and Amanda Brand accompany their second year students each year to the Radiological Society of North America convention, also known as the RSNA.  The scientific assembly is the premier annual medical meeting in the world.

More than 59,000 people attended the 2008 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, including 27,427 professionals from more than 100 countries.  The students were able to see more than 2,400 scientific presentations and posters covering the newest trends in radiological research.  The RSNA offered more than 1,800 education and informatics exhibits and the opportunity to interview experts in all radiologic subspecialties and related fields

Condolences to the Family of Terri Ayers (Update)

Update:  Elleena Chrzan (ATC) or Misty McClure (Main) have an envelope and card if anyone would like to send a contribution to Terri Ayers family for the next two weeks.

Former GRCC faculty member in Health Programs and Business & Technical Training Terri Ayers passed away recently.  Funeral Services for Terri will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Riverside, 1950 Waldorf St. NW, Grand Rapids. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home (Wyoming), 4031 Clyde Park SW. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.  The full obituary and details are available here.

Raider Spirit Award Winner 1/10: Vicki Janowiak

January 2010’s Raider Spirit Award winner was Vicki Janowiak.  She was surprised at the College Planning Council meeting held Wednesday, January 27 at Sneden Hall.  From her nomination form:

“No matter what she participates in, Vicki always serves with an ‘it can be done’ attitude.  She is responsive to teams, students, individuals, and community members by representing GRCC in a positive light.  She has the gift of communication which can defuse a tense situation, share knowledge, or enlighten one’s thinking in a new direction Spirit…something that Vicki Janowiak has in abundance.”

STAR of the Month – February 2010

February 2010 STAR of the Month Kathryn Poulisse

The STAR of the Month for February is Kathryn Poulisse.  Kathryn has worked as a Office Assistant and Peer Mentor for Student Support Services for a year and a half.  She has consistently worked hard to support the program in a variety of ways, including running the office during times of staff illness and scheduling conflicts.  She has gone above and beyond the call of duty to be available to staff and to complete assignments with great accuracy and within a timely manner.  Her dedication and hard worked have significantly impacted the program.   Congratulations Kathryn!

February 2010 STAR of the Month Kathryn Poulisse

Photos From Honors Program “Paradox of Affluence” Lecture Discussion

Honors Program Lecture on the "Paradox of Affluence"

The Honors Program, coordinated by Kate Byerwalter, sponsored a lecture and discussion on “The Geography of Bliss” on January 26, 2010. Harold Lee, professor of Humanities, facilitated the discussion among a crowd of students, staff, and faculty. Questions raised included, “how do we define happiness?”, and “what makes you happy?” As Becky Yoder stated, “The students were so insightful and anxious to share.”. Thanks to all who attended.