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Radiography Student Wins Statewide Competition

Robert Griffin

Burlington County College (BCC) first-year radiography student Robert Griffin recently earned top prize in a statewide radiology competition sponsored by the New Jersey Society of Radiologic Technologists.

The win continues BCC’s tradition of producing excellent radiologic technologists. For the past five years, BCC radiology students have had a 100 percent pass rate for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist exam, which is used to certify technologists. Those figures exceed the state rate of 93.6 percent and the national rate of 88.9 percent.

“With a Burlington County College education, students can often excel beyond their peers,” said Burlington County College President Paul Drayton. “We congratulate Mr. Griffin and celebrate the outstanding achievement of the entire radiology department at Burlington County College.”

Griffin, of New Egypt, won the competition in Atlantic City earlier this month, earning a $300 prize. The Emma Wolfe Student Bee Competition, named for a founding member of the Council of Radiologic Technology Educators of New Jersey, tests students’ knowledge of the field.

“I am grateful to all of my instructors at Burlington County College who are preparing me very well for an exciting career in radiography,” Griffin said. “It was quite an honor to represent Burlington County College in front of some of the brightest radiography students in New Jersey.”

Anyone interested in learning more about BCC’s radiography program is invited to attend a free information seminar at 4 p.m., Monday, April 6 in room 134 of the Lewis Parker Center on the Pemberton campus.

“Burlington County College’s radiography program has earned an excellent reputation for preparing compassionate and highly-competent radiographers for technology-rich healthcare workplaces,” said Elizabeth Price, BCC’s director of radiologic sciences. “We are so proud of Robert, who is an excellent example of the outstanding students in our program.”

Healthcare is an important component of the Burlington County Workforce Development Initiative.

“Technology is advancing healthcare every day and Burlington County College’s Allied Health programs are producing students who are capable of staying ahead of that curve when they enter the workforce,” said Burlington County Freeholder Director Mary Ann O’Brien. “Congratulations to Robert on this award which reflects so well on his ability and Burlington County College.”