Jason Haffner Wins RadTech Challenge

Jason and Nancy

Jason Haffner and Nancy Perkins, Director, Radiologic Technology Program

More good student news! Nancy Perkins, director of Bakersfield College’s Radiologic Technology program, emailed about Jason Haffner, who has done what no Bakersfield College student has done before: placed first in the Student Challenge at the Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology. Nancy, tell us about it:

I am very pleased to announce that Jason Haffner, a sophomore student in the Associate in Science Radiologic Technology Program at Bakersfield College was the 1st place winner of the Student Challenge at the 39th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology (ACERT).

ACERT is an educational organization dedicated to improving the quality of education at the collegiate level in radiologic technology. ACERT held its annual meeting on February 5-7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual meeting provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to collegiate radiologic science education and health professions. As part of each annual meeting ACERT holds a Student Challenge which is a planned sample mock registry exam to prepare students for the licensure certification exam for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). This year there were 387 students in attendance representing 43 community colleges and universities from across the United States. Nine radiologic technology second-year students and four faculty members represented Bakersfield College at the conference.

Jason was awarded a certificate of recognition as well as a monetary award for his superb efforts in the student challenge! Well done Jason! He began the Radiologic Technology Program in June 2012 and is scheduled to graduate in May 2014 with his Associate in Science Degree. Jason has excelled both academically in his program courses as well as learning and practicing the profession during his clinical education courses. Jason has applied himself to his academic preparation and in each course and comes well prepared by his studious attention to detail and learning the “right way” to work with patients effectively, compassionately and competently. Jason has been part of the cohort of radiography students participating in the Central California Community Colleges Committed to Change (C6) consortium grant that enhances student success through effective changes in teaching and learning within the radiography program. Following graduation, Jason will be taking his ARRT licensure examination and will be seeking employment within Kern County. His future plans include pursuing education in either computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Jason has also been dedicated to Bakersfield College with the BC archives project. Jason first worked with the archives project beginning in January 2009 as a student worker. He has since been promoted to the position of archives assistant helping our college celebrate and record the wonderful achievements of our 100 year-old institution.

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3 thoughts on “Jason Haffner Wins RadTech Challenge

  1. Sean Caras March 31, 2014 at 10:10 pm Reply

    I know I am biased when it comes to this (being a BC faculty member), but I feel like the work that Nancy Perkins and the Rad Tech faculty do year after year (with astronomical exam pass rates and workforce placement rates) is definitely something that BC and our community can be proud of! In fact, the whole Allied Health area is doing remarkable things! My sister went through the RN program at BC, and has since enjoyed a great career for which she was well prepared. Congrats to the student, Jason Haffner, and to the Rad Tech program!

  2. De April 1, 2014 at 9:40 am Reply

    Nancy you have made us all proud, your excellant preparation of your Rad. Tech. students is exemplified in Jason Haffner’s accompolishments.

    I am glad to hear this great news. Nancy I congratulate you and your students, may you achieve more success ahead…

  3. Greg Goodwin April 1, 2014 at 11:16 am Reply

    Jason Haffner is a real credit to Bakersfield College, a student who works hard and also someone who will give back. His years helping in the BC Archives is a good example of his commitment to the college. We are fortunate to have him. Congratulations to him and the Rad Tech program.

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