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WHEELING, W.VA – Fifteen West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) radiography students recently attended the 65th annual West Virginia Society of Radiologic Conference at the Canaan Valley Resort. Two WVNCC students, Matthew Genberg and Mackenzie Hartman, both of Wheeling, won awards in essay competition.
Genberg won First Place for his research paper titled “Diagnostic Hyperspectral X-Ray Image” and Hartman was awarded Third Place for her paper entitled “The effects of Uranium Mining and the Navajo people.”
“I was able to learn about current issues facing the modern radiologic technologist as well receive some practice preparing for the registry exam,” commented Genberg. “The conference showed me some of the ways I would be able to get involved and contribute to our state affiliate going forward.”
The students were accompanied by Missy Stephens, WVNCC radiography program clinical coordinator and Misty Kahl, WVNCC radiography program director/assistant professor. Kahl commented, “Attending the conference each year allows the faculty and students the ability to network with other Radiography Programs and technologists from across the entire state. The students participate in the Essay, Exhibit, and Student Bowl Competitions against eight other schools in West Virginia. They also take a Mock Registry Exam to help prepare them for their certification test that they will take when they graduate from the Radiography Program.”
WVNCC's Radiography Program is a 21-month A.A.S degree program that is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Applications are currently being accepted until May 1. Information regarding admissions requirements can be found here.