Four Students Receive Radiology Scholarship (news from April 19, 2007) : Columbus Technical College

Four Columbus Technical College Radiology students will be getting a helping hand with their school expenses, thanks to a special scholarship program. Each year, two seniors and two freshmen from Columbus Technical College are awarded the Aranas Scholarship for Radiology. The winners for 2007 are: Sandy Miller and Theresa Reid (seniors) and Lori Fuller and Philip Andrews (freshmen). These four students will each receive $1,600 annually to help with their education.

Photo of Aranas Scholarship Winners
Aranas Scholarship Winners (from left to right): Theresa Reid, Sandy Miller, and Philip Andrews. Not pictured: Lori Fuller.

The Aranas Scholarship was named in honor and memory of Dr. Fred Aranas, who died in a car accident in 1988 while en route to a medical call. The scholarship is managed by the Columbus Regional Medical Foundation and administered by Columbus Technical College, under the direction of the College’s Foundation.

The 135 credit hour Radiologic Technology program has been part of the curriculum at Columbus Technical College for three years, having transferred from Columbus Regional. The Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology, and the hands-on training involved in earning it, prepares students for employment in radiology departments in hospitals, clinics, and physician offices. The average starting salary for Radiologic Technicians graduating from Columbus Technical College is approximately $38,500 per year.

Scholarship recipients are students who are entered into the Radiologic Technology Program. Prerequisites for entering this program are: College Algebra, Introduction to Healthcare, Introduction to Computers, Psychology, Composition & Rhetoric, and Anatomy (Biology 193 & 194).

For more information, please contact Columbus Technical College Radiologic Technology Program Manager, Patricia Mansell at (706) 641-5277 or email