Animal and Health Science Programs’ Accomplishments

Johnson College is proud share accomplishments achieved in the past academic year by its Health and Animal Science programs.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program was granted accreditation affirmation for ten years from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

The Veterinary Technology program’s 2020 graduates received a 100% pass rate on the Veterinary Technology National Exam (VTNE).  This score places the program’s three-year pass rate at 94%.

The Radiologic Technology program’s 2020 graduates received a pass rate of 95% on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Radiography Exam. Johnson College graduates surpassed the 2019 national pass rate average by 6%.  

“This past year our faculty and students faced many challenges, but they persevered by sharpening their skills to advance to new levels,” said Barb Byrne M.Ed., RT (R)(MR), Johnson College Associate Vice President of Faculty. “As these pass rate scores demonstrate, our graduates’ are well prepared as they enter the workforce of many of our region’s essential industries.”

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Radiologic Technology Students Volunteer at St. Joseph’s Center

In November, seniors in Johnson College’s Radiologic Technology Program took part in a community service project at St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton.

Joan Cooper Bonczek, M.S. R.T., Chairperson of the Radiologic Technology Program, stated, “The purpose of service projects like this is to give back to the community while also establishing a positive example of the spirit of giving in our students.”

Kathy Novack, Director of Recreation at St. Joseph’s Center, informed students about what the Center has to offer and led a tour of the facility. Students then participated in recreation time with patients. They took into consideration that each patient has diverse and specific needs and exhibited care when helping patients take part in activities, which included playing with a large, colorful parachute and partaking in a special version of musical chairs.

“The community project was definitely an inspirational one. Our students experienced another element of the healing sciences that is essential to developing a complete understanding of patient care,” Ms. Bonczek explains.

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Left to Right:
Srivats Premkumar ’12, Binghamton, NY; Barbara Byrne, B.S., R.T., (R), (MR), Radiologic Technology Program Clinical Coordinator; Joseph Cimino ‘12, Effort; Carly Leach ‘12, Scranton; Roxanne Caswell, R.T., Radiologic Technology Program Clinical Instructor; Edna Bradley ‘12, Thornhurst; Joan Cooper Bonczek, M.S. R.T., Radiologic Technology Program Chairperson; Christine Geiser ’12, Kingston; Brianna Anderson ‘12, Saylorsburg; Robin Vaccaro ’12, Pittston; Chelsea David ’12, Honesdale; Kimberly Kuratnick ‘12, Scranton; Carrie Heater ’12, Scranton; Alexandra Mepham ’12, Canadensis; Heather Trudgeon ’12, Hackettstown, NJ; Timothy Miller ’12, New Hope

CMC Establishes Scholarship for Radiologic Technology Students

The CMC Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament Student Scholarship Fund Committee has established a scholarship for students in Johnson College’s Radiologic Technology Program.

The CMC Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament Student Scholarship will be awarded to two first-year Radiologic Technology students. The funds will give a generous financial boost to those who wish to attend the College.

Funding of the scholarship will be provided from contributions made through the Annual Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament.

Twenty-one years ago, Rich Vinansky started the Annual CMC Employee Golf Tournament. After Mr. Vinansky passed away, his colleagues and friends took the reins, renaming the event the Annual Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament

Jay Kurilla and Jim Lopatka serve as Co-Chairs for the Tournament. This new scholarship was established because those involved wished to see the proceeds from the event go to a worthy cause. Mr. Kurilla expressed, “We felt that it would be a great tribute to our friend to donate in his memory for education of future Technologists.”

Jane Maas, MS, RT, Radiologic Technology Department Chairperson, states, “On behalf of the Radiologic Technology Program and its students, I would like to express our most sincere gratitude to the CMC Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament Student Scholarship Fund Committee for presenting this award. Their foresight and generosity will greatly assist both present and future recipients of the scholarship in achieving their goals.”

From left to right:
Jay Kurilla, Co-Chair of the Annual CMC Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament; Joan Bonczek B.S. R.T., Clinical Coordinator/Instructor for Johnson College’s Radiologic Technology Program; Katie Leonard, Johnson College’s Director of Institutional Advancement; Jane Maas, MS, RT, Johnson College’s Radiologic Technology Department Chairperson; Barbara Bossi, R.N., CMC’s Vice President of Patient Care Services; Jim Lopatka, Co-Chair of the Annual CMC Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament