North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology graduates 45th class _lowres

Photo provided by Melanie Lanaux Zaffuto -- Graduates of the 45th class of the North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology are, front row from left, Molly Marie Willie, Brooke Amber Richardson, Angela E. Valenti, Kristina R. Evans and Brittany L. Palmer; and back row, Justin J. Grijalva, Rocky J. Brown Jr., Trenton L. DeBautte and Richard P. Hebert III.

The North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology in Hammond graduated its 45th class during a ceremony July 7 in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located on the North Oaks Medical Center campus, according to a news release.

The graduates included Kristina R. Evans, of Baton Rouge.

Senior Vice President of Human Resources Jeff Jarreau presided over the ceremony and Program Director Marsha J. Talbert presented the diplomas.

Each graduate of the two-year program earned more than 2,000 clinical training hours, Talbert said.

Evans was among the graduates who were recognized as members of Lambda Nu, an honor society for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences. To become a member of the society, a member must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average out of a possible 4.0.

Established in 1967, the North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology provides classroom and clinical instruction to prepare students for careers in diagnostic imaging, which is used to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries.