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February 24, 2012

2012 MI graduates at their completion ceremony2012 graduates of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Imaging program at the February 22 completion ceremony at the Piccola Venezia Restaurant in Boston's North End.

For the 21 students of the MGH Institute’s Medical Imaging Class of 2012, their recent completion ceremony was an event to remember.

It was clear that members of the program’s seventh graduating class became very close during the 18 months it took for them to complete their classroom and clinical education. Tears of joy were common, as were plenty of smiles, as the new radiologic technologists prepare to enter the workforce.

“I would like to commend all of you for being outstanding students,” said Paul Iaconis, who represented his classmates on the graduate school’s Student Government Association. “I believe finishing this program has made all of us better students, people, and technologists.”

Director Richard Terrass, Med, RT(R), FAEIRS, also praised the program’s largest class, noting they will be among the best-prepared radiologic technologists in their field.

All the students received MGH Institute pins as a symbol of them joining the more than 4,300 alumni who have graduated from the Boston health sciences graduate school since 1977. The students will also participate in the school’s Commencement ceremony in May.

Three awards were presented during the event:

  • Maura Ivens received the Academic Excellence Award
  • Elaina Ortelt received the Clinical Excellence Award
  • Clinical Preceptor Barry Hall, BS, RT(R), received the Excellence in Clinical Education Award.

Also addressing the gathering of students, family, and friends were: Harriet Kornfeld, BA, Chief Development Officer; Alex F. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Provost and Academic Vice President; Leslie Portney, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, Interim Dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; and Carolyn Locke, MA, Dean of Students.


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