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Radiologic Technology student selected to attend national conference

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sam Stevens_news imagePEOSTA–Samantha Stevens, a second-year Radiologic Technology student at Northeast Iowa Community College, is one of only two community college students statewide to be selected to attend the 2020 American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Educational Symposium and Annual Governance Conference, and its house of delegates meeting. Stevens will attend the Albuquerque, N.M., conference from June 25 – 28.

As part of her professional development, Stevens is participating in the ASRT Student Leadership Development Program to learn more about the ASRT, attend educational sessions and network with medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals from across the U.S. Stevens is the third Radiologic Technology student at the College to be selected by the Iowa Society of Radiologic Technologists to attend the ASRT national symposium in six years, and was chosen from numerous applications across the state.

“I’m really excited that I get to attend this conference! I believe this will help me understand my profession more and I'll be able to network with other imaging technologists and students to better myself,” Stevens said. “Once I graduate from Northeast Iowa Community College with my associate’s degree this July, I am continuing on to the University of Iowa for my Bachelor of Science and specializing in MRI.”

Lora Hannan, program director of the Radiologic Technology program at NICC, praised the student for her commitment to academic and professional excellence.

“Sam was selected to represent the State of Iowa, and this is an incredible honor for a very deserving student. We look forward to hearing about her learning experiences at the ARST conference this summer,” Hannan expressed.ropad

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The mission of the program is to provide an ambitious didactic and clinical education that will produce compassionate, confident and professional technologists. The program will provide a variety of work settings and experiences to successfully prepare graduates to function as entry-level radiographers. Upon graduation, qualified graduates will be eligible to take the national registry examination to become a certified registered radiographer.

For more information about the program, visit