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.
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,
C. Sanders, Samantha J. Sharo, and Stephen V. Sumergido.
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.”
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.
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