CCBC Radiography Students Win Top Prizes at 56th annual Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists statewide meeting

Oct 27, 2015

Baltimore County, MD — Community College of Baltimore County Radiography Program students and faculty at the 56th annual Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) statewide meeting held in Ocean City, Md. earlier this month. CCBC faculty members Erin Myers, Debbie Lam, Stacy DiBartolomeo, and Rick Svoboda and 27 second-year Radiography students attended the two-day conference.

Erin Myers, program director of Radiography, presented a lecture titled, “The Growth Mindset in the Radiology Field,” and Debbie Lam and Stacey DiBartolomeo co-presented “Clinical Education: What Makes an Effective Clinical Instructor.” Sandra Hayden, president of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, inducted the MSRT officers for this year including Myers, who is in her second year as vice president and Svoboda, who is in his first year as secretary.

Radiography students garnering top prizes in the MSRT poster competition included:

First place:

Sarah Rowles and Michelle Schwaab of Middle River, Md. for their colorful poster “Virtopsy,” which illustrates how radiography is used in determining cause of death.

Second place:
Amanda Mackler of Baltimore, Md. and Colleen McGee of White Marsh, Md. for “Dark Field Hyperspectral Imaging,” detailing how emitted and scattered radiation passing through an object can be useful in gathering information about an object’s physical and chemical state.

Third place: Two CCBC projects tied

Jordan Kopalchick of Lutherville, Md. and Travis Pappas of Darlington, Md. for “Astronomy X-Ray,” showing astronomical imaging with radiation.
Beth Stewart of Timonium, Md. and Michaela Thess of Overlea, Md. for “Paleoradiography,” illustrating how radiography is useful in archeological digs.

Honorable Mention: Two CCBC projects tied
Gary Cox of Overlea, Md. and Given Nuvorwotor of Aberdeen, Md. for “Animal Radiography,” which explains medical imaging for veterinarian practices.
Melanie Dilworth of Fullerton, Md. and Melissa Sines of Perry Hall, Md. for “Pain in the Butt,” describing how radiography is useful for diagnosing foreign objects in patients.

Ted Lynch Memorial Award: Sarah Rowles of Chase, Md.
Every year, one student from each radiography program in the state is nominated for the Ted Lynch Memorial Award for being the most outstanding student in the program. The award, named for a local radiography pioneer, for CCBC this year went to Sarah Rowles of Middle River, Md., for her outstanding work and dedication in the program. She currently has attained a program GPA of 4.0.

For information about the Radiography program at CCBC visit and enter “Radiography” on the program search box.