BRG School of Radiologic Technology Announces 2016 Graduating Class

Baton Rouge, La. – Eight new radiologic technologists recently graduated from Baton Rouge General’s School of Radiologic Technology. The Class of 2016 joins a group of more than 280 talented “rad techs” who have graduated from BRG’s program. Rad techs perform diagnostic imaging exams, administer radiation therapy treatments, and are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care.

In the past ten years, BRG’s School of Radiologic Technology graduates have exceeded the American Registry of Radiologic Technology certification exam first-time pass rate three times, and has twice met within 1% point of the national average. Graduates are often employed in a wide variety of facilities across the region and are cross-trained in advanced technologies such as CT, MRI, Mammography and Heart Catheterization and Intervention. For the past three years, BRG has attained 100% job placement of graduates within 6 months of program completion.

Dr. Kenny Cole, BRG’s Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, delivered the commencement address at the December 2 ceremony, encouraging graduates to exceed expectations for patients, making a personal impact on individuals’ care. Carol Tingle, PhD, MSN, RN, who oversees the program, presented the students’ diplomas and pins, and Chief Nursing Officer Monica Nijoka attended.

“This field is in need of bright, willing students,” said SORT Director Jaclyn Verret-Peters, MSRS, ARRT RT. “We are proud of our class’s accomplishments and are excited to welcome them to the radiologic technology community.”

The BRG School of Radiologic Technology Class of 2016 is (pictured left to right):
Blake Edward Jenkins, Gonzales
Leia Louise Vicknair, Maurepas
Devyn Elizabeth Braud, Baton Rouge
Briere Mekel Wells, Metairie
Alexandra Reneé Roach, Albany
Tara Shyann Michael, Baton Rouge
Tiera Lynn Trask, Woodville, Mississippi
Quinn Jacob Primeaux, Erath

To learn more about BRG’s School of Radiologic Technology, visit here or call (225) 387-7024.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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