HCCC Holds Graduation Ceremony for First Radiography Class

Posted: 8/14/2018
Contact: Jennifer Christopher, jchristopher@hccc.edu, 201-360-4061

August 14, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – On August 8th, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) held graduation ceremonies for students who successfully completed the College’s 63-credit Associate of Science in Radiography degree program. The event took place in the College’s new STEM Building on the Journal Square Campus in Jersey City.

The graduates, who received their A.S. in Radiography degrees as well as a certificate in radiology, include: Sylveria Ahamefule, Karen V. Alvarenga, Ana P. Baires, Kevin A. Castillo, Guillermo Garcia, Johnny S. Guamanquispe, Amanda M. Lorenc, Elizabeth Pastrana,
Jonathan C. Sanders, Samantha J. Sharo, and Stephen V. Sumergido.

Dr. Chris Reber, HCCC President, welcomed the graduates and congratulated then for successfully completing this rigorous program. He said to the graduates: “I hope you will take a moment today to reflect upon all you have accomplished and take your pride and commitment to serving others with you every day you go to work. I applaud your caring and I am cheering for your success.”

The Radiography Class of 2018 is the first graduating class in this degree program since it fully transitioned from CarePoint Schools of Nursing and Radiography to HCCC last October. Having completed the 63-credit A.S. in Radiography program, the HCCC graduates are now eligible to sit for the national American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam, and may work in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and physician offices. The projected job growth rate for radiologic technologists is 13 percent over the next 8 years, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median income for radiologic technologists is $58,960 a year.

HCCC Radiography Class of 2018 President Samantha Sharo commented: “The program is hard, but well worth it! The clinical hands-on experience gained will help me in future endeavors. How much the instructors care, and their passion for helping us succeed, helped throughout the program.”