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BRG Announces Largest Graduating Class from School of Radiologic Technology in Five Years

Baton Rouge, La. – Last week, Baton Rouge General’s School of Radiologic Technology (SORT) graduated its largest class in five years. Fourteen new radiologic technologists in the Class of 2017 join a group of nearly 300 talented “rad techs” who have completed 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.

For the past three years, BRG’s program has met or exceeded the American Registry of Radiologic Technology certification exam first-time pass rate and national average score, once achieving a perfect score. Rad tech graduates are employed in various industries and 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 six months of program completion.

“Our faculty is incredibly proud of this award-winning class’s many accomplishments – from being honored at state and national levels to completing at least one service project each month,” said Jaclyn Verret-Peters, MSRS, ARRT RT, SORT Program Director at BRG. “It’s an honor to welcome such passionate and intelligent professionals to the radiologic technology community.”

Verret-Peters delivered the commencement address at the December 1 ceremony and presented the students’ diplomas and pins with Carol Tingle, PhD, MSN, RN, who oversees the program.

The BRG School of Radiologic Technology Class of 2017 is:

Front row – Melissa Flores, Baton Rouge; Catherine Bossetta, Folsom; Lindsey Willie, Hammond.
Second row – Jaci Cornett, Maurepas; Zephaneth Zoleta, Lucena City, Philippines; Lauren Ensminger, Baton Rouge; Alisha Jenkins, Baton Rouge.
Third row – Mikal Johnson, Marrero; Bailey Dotson, Lafayette; Austin Lavergne, Pierre Part.
Fourth row – Jesse Padgett, Baton Rouge; Eric Sulik, Baton Rouge; Emily Colvin, Charleston, SC; Hannah Chaney, Baton Rouge.

Learn more about BRG’s School of Radiologic Technology or call (225) 387-7024.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. 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 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.