LCCC’s radiography students find success in the program and the community

CHEYENNE, WYO. - Laurel Zeiler and Carolyn Spranger, a radiologic technology students at Laramie County Community College, have been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2016 Student Leadership Development Program.

These students are two of only 99 selected from across the nation to take part in the program.

The ASRT represents more than 153,000 members who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy treatments. The Society also provides radiologic technology students with services and support to prepare for careers in medical imaging and radiation therapy.

Both students will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2016 ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting this June in Las Vegas. They will also attend educational courses, attend the House of Delegates meetings and be assigned a professional mentor.

Additionally the LCCC Radiography Club recently donated $3,000 to the Curie Fund as part of the service learning project for 2016-17. The Curie Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local cancer patients to pay for non-covered expenses such as wigs, transportation, and lodging during radiation therapy treatments. According to Starla Mason, program director for LCCC's radiography program, the Curie Fund has no overhead costs, so 100 percent of the donations go directly to the patients. In the past eight years, the club has donated $18,100 to this fund.

For more information about the radiography program, contact Starla Mason at smason@lccc.wy.edu or 307.778.1391.