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LCCC student selected to participate in leadership program

Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Danielle Opp has been chosen to attend the 2012 Student Leadership Development Program of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Danielle Opp, a first-year radiography student at Laramie County Community College, has been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2012 Student Leadership Development Program.
The ASRT represents more than 144,000 members who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy treatments. The Society also provides radiologic science students with the tools, services and support they need to prepare for careers in medical imaging and radiation therapy.

Students participating in the “Welcome to Your Future” essay competition were required to write a 500-700 word essay on one of the following topics: “Why I chose the radiologic science profession”; “What being a professional means to me”; or “What I hope to gain from attending the annual governance meeting.”

The essays were evaluated on several factors including the author’s commitment to pursuing a career in the radiologic sciences.

Opp will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting, June 28-July 1, in Las Vegas. In addition, Opp will attend an educational track at the Symposium specifically designed for students and be assigned a professional mentor during the House of Delegates meeting.

Opp was one of 61 students chosen from more than 170 entries submitted by radiologic science students from around the country.

“The Student Leadership Development Program is a great way for radiologic science students to get involved in the ASRT early in their careers,” said ASRT President Dawn McNeil. “While in Las Vegas, students will have the opportunity to participate in educational activities and get an in-depth look at how the governance process works for the world’s largest radiologic science organization.”