May 3, 2012
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The 2012 Lake Michigan College Radiologic Technology program graduates have selected Torazo Okada of Niles as its annual award recipient of the JRCERT Award of Excellence from among the 2012 program graduates.
“I’m honored to have been chosen by my classmates for this award,” stated Okada. “There are a lot of skilled students in our program.”
The JRCERT award is provided annually by the Radiologic Technology program and Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology, and is selected by members of the graduating radiologic technology class on the basis of academic achievement and clinical ability during one’s training. The winner is also selected based on their rapport with fellow students and technologists, and their professionalism.
Okada graduated from Niles High School. After graduating from LMC, he plans to pursue a career as a full-time X-ray technologist. He completed his clinicals at Lakeland Healthcare, Bronson Lakeview Hospital, Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital, and the South Bend Clinic.
“Torazo has exhibited professionalism and exuberance for the profession of radiologic technology. From the start of the program, he exhibited positive leadership skills and remains diligent in his lecture courses and clinical performance,” stated LMC Radiologic Technology Instructor Kerry Mohney. “Not only did his fellow classmates select him as the clear winner, but his semester evaluations from his clinical instructors can attest to him meeting and exceeding the award criteria.”
Okada will receive his Associate in Applied Science-Radiological Technology degree from LMC at the 65th annual Commencement exercise this Sunday, May 6.