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November 25, 2006

Radiography students at Hagerstown Community College recently attended the Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists annual meeting in Baltimore.

Six students won awards in the professional paper competition. Doug Eddy of Union Bridge, Md., won first place for his paper, "Radiography 2006-2011, The Profession in Five Years;" Vickie Brunner of Hagerstown won third place for her paper, "The Therapeutic Value of Effective Communication in Medical Imaging;" Bethany Hixon of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., won third place for her paper, "Bipolar Disorder;" Brian Miller of Needmore, Pa., won honorable mention for his paper, "Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease;" Ashley Michael of Greencastle, Pa., won honorable mention for her paper, "Eating Disorder;" Lori Ann Giombetti of Taneytown, Md., won honorable mention for her paper, "Radiographic Art: Write on Target;" and Chao-Hua (Gary) Chang of Hagerstown won honorable mention for his paper, "Acquired Immune Deficiency Disorder."

The MSRT also recognized Brunner with the Ted Lynch Award, given to one student in each of the 13 radiography programs in Maryland who excels in leadership, professionalism and academic ability.

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Hagerstown Community College students from the Theta Lambda Upsilon Chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association recently attended the Regional Conference in West Chester, Pa., hosted by West Chester University.

The students participated in various events, including written examinations on criminal justice topics and a police agility test. The students also attended lectures on victimology. Debra Puglisi Sharp, author of "Shattered: Reclaiming a Life Torn Apart by Violence," was a key speaker.

Winners from HCC were Cody Moser of Smithsburg, second place in police agility; Brittany Crouse of Waynesboro, Pa., second place in police administration; Zachary Friedman of LaPlata, Md., second place in juvenile delinquency; and Christina Lavallee of Frederick, Md., third place in police administration.

Professor David T. Yohman is the chapter's faculty adviser.




Lindsay Steiner, center, a graduate of South Hagerstown High School, has received a scholarship from Hager Chapter, the local chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Steiner attends Towson University, majoring in business administration. Vicky Stouffer, chair of Hager Chapter's Education and Certification Committee, and Coreen Leonard, president of Hager Chapter. Hager Chapter's scholarship is given on a yearly basis to a student in the administrative professional field.

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