Allied Health – Radiography
Health and Natural Science
- Certificate Program in Radiography - Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn & Queens, Woodhaven, NY
- Bachelor of Arts – Secondary Education – Spanish
- SUNY at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
- Master of Business Administration – Management
- Trinity College & University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
The decision to become an educator occurred while attending undergraduate school with the opportunity to teach ESL to newly arriving Columbian students and attend the University of Valencia in Valencia, Spain, to further the knowledge of both Spanish Culture and Literature.
Working as a unit secretary in a nursing home followed by operating room secretary in a hospital and eventually a dark room technician caused Radiography to become a glow in my mind and seek a career as a Radiographer.
As a Radiographer at JFK airport from 1982 until 1990 I had the fortune of meeting Royalty, movie stars and famous athletes not to mention also working with “mules”. Part-time included a staff technologist’s position at Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, NJ.
As an educator in Radiography, New York, my place of birth, seemed to be the likely place to begin my career. It all started with my Alma Mater – The Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens currently St. John’s University Radiography Program in 1985 until 1990. Consequently having found my dream home in Hopatcong NJ, my next job in education would be as the Technical Education Director at The Mountainside Hospital Radiography Program form 1990 until 1994. This was followed by a short two year role as the Educational Director at Staten Island University Hospital as the Educational Director of the Schools of Radiography, Radiation Therapy and Ultrasound. My journey then took me to Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. There I had the opportunity to teach predominately Native Americans and bring a Program encountering many difficulties with the accrediting agency back onto its feet. This was indeed a challenge, especially when you learn that in October 1997, I was hospitalized and went through intense physical therapy for I had suffered a STROKE!!! It was not the stroke that troubled me as much as the fact that I missed home and did not like the three TORNADOES that I had encountered. Finally my current employer has been CCM since 9/2000 as the Assistant Professor of the Radiography Program.
- VFW Citation Desert Storm Welcome Home Parade
- Valedictorian of my Radiography Program
- Gertrude L Dourdounas Award for Academic Excellence
- Squibb Award for Outstanding Student
- Father’s Club Scholarship Award
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists
- New Jersey Society of Radiologic Technologists
- New Jersey Educators In Radiologic Imaging
- Association of Educators in Radiological Sciences, Inc.