Radiology Students Win State-Wide Competition

May 12, 2016 dbobo Blog
Radiology Scholars Bowl Team

The Radiology Scholars Bowl Team won first place in state-wide competition. Pictured are (L to R) Nate Abbott, Lauren Alexander, Coach Annette Ferguson, Cody Payton, and Tiffany Thomas.

For the second year in a row, Jefferson State’s Radiology Scholars Bowl Team won first place during the Alabama Society of Radiologic Technologist annual conference held recently in Huntsville.

The competition included all two-year Radiologic Technology programs from Alabama. Student teams competed by answering a wide variety of questions relating to radiologic technology in a head-to-head format.

“Every year there are really good teams competing, but our students worked very hard and prepared for the challenge,” said Jefferson State Instructor and Coach Annette Ferguson.  “Our students knew it would be very difficult to win in back-to-back years, but they did it and I couldn’t be prouder of them and their efforts.”

The team practiced for months with Coach Ferguson prior to the conference. This year’s team included Nate Abbott, Lauren Alexander, Cody Payton, and Tiffany Thomas.

Jefferson State’s Radiologic Technology program, one of the first of its kind among Alabama two-year colleges, is located at the Shelby-Hoover Campus on Valleydale Road. The program begins each year in the fall semester and applications are accepted in the summer.

Rad Tech photo Jefferson State’s program has clinical affiliate partnerships with numerous radiography departments in the Greater Birmingham Area, including: St. Vincent’s Birmingham, St. Vincent’s, St. Clair, St. Vincent’s East, Brookwood, UAB Hospital, UAB Highlands, Kirklin Clinic, The Children’s Hospital, Baptist Shelby, Baptist Medical Center Princeton, and UAB Medical West.

Graduates of Jefferson State’s program are awarded an associate degree in applied science and are eligible to take the National Registry Exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists to become a registered Radiologic Technologist. For more information about Jefferson State’s program, go to