Rad Tech Students Receive Pins at OTC

Posted on Aug 03, 2020 at 19:01 PM

Rad Tech seniors celebrate during pinning ceremony. Left to Right: Callie Swails, Shelby Singleton, Nikki Bednarek, Libby Gardner (Speaker and Clinical Instructor of the Year), Chandler Atkinson, Brooke Shermer, and Lauren Kerbo.

Eight Radiologic Technology senior students at Ogeechee Technical College were honored on July 21, 2020 at the 27th annual pinning ceremony held in the Joseph E. Kennedy Auditorium.

“We called this year’s pinning ceremony ‘Pinning through a Pandemic’,” said Jan Martin, Radiologic Technology Program Director. “I’m extremely proud of this senior class for sticking through it as half of our final semester ended up being taught in an online format. This was an exceptional group of students and they are very deserving of honor and respect.”

During the ceremony, awards for clinical personnel who worked with the students during the past year were presented including, Clinical Instructor of the Year, presented to Libby Gardner, R.T. (R), and Larry Rowley, R.T. (R) (CT), both of whom are on staff at Winn Army Community Hospital in Ft. Stewart; and Radiographer of the Year, presented to Avery Acker, R.T. (R) a staff radiographer at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah. 

Two student awards were presented at the pinning ceremony. Chandler Owens Atkinson received the Award for Academic Excellence for maintaining a 3.95 GPA while at OTC. Shelby Singleton received the Student Radiographer of the Year award. This award is voted on by clinical site staff and is presented to a student who shows exemplary professional and technical skills in the clinical setting.

The eight students who received their pins were: Chandler Atkinson, Nicole Bednarek, Lauren Kerbo, Kameron Parker, Brooke Shermer, Shelby Singleton, Callie Swails, and Martyn Walker.

“This is a special day for our seniors as the ceremony signifies their rite of passage from student radiographer to registered radiographer,” said Martin.

All of the senior students have taken and passed their national certification exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), giving the program a 100% pass rate. 

The Radiologic Technology program at Ogeechee Tech is a competitive admissions program that specializes in creating quality diagnostic images of the human body. Radiologic Technologists focus on the art and science of medical imaging by providing patient care in procedures to diagnose and treat human diseases. To learn more about the Radiologic Technology program at Ogeechee Tech, visit




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