SNMTS provides $50,000 in 2007 Paul Cole, Mickey Williams Minority Student Technologist Scholarships

o start encouraging minority students to pursue a nuclear medicine profession," noted Mensah.

Receiving one-year Mickey Williams Minority Student scholarships were Theresah Semana, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich.; Derrick Turner, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; and John Williams, Triton College, River Grove, Ill. The Mickey Williams Minority Student scholarships are made possible through contributions from 2006 Corporate Friends and supporters of the PDEF: Biogen Idec, Capintec Inc., GE Healthcare, Mallinckrodt and MDS Nordion.

Additionally, 30 individuals were named recipients of Paul Cole scholarships, each providing $1,000 to students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate or certificate programs in nuclear medicine technology. These scholarships are based on financial need, statements of goals, academic performance and program director recommendations. Funded by the Education and Research Foundation for SNM, the Paul Cole scholarship was established in memory of Paul Cole, a champion of student education who died in 1986 while serving as SNMTS president. SNM's Central Chapter funded two of these 2007 scholarships.

The 30 Paul Cole Scholarship recipients and their college affiliations are listed here.

Baccalaureate Program

  • Bayley Hicks, Melanie Lee and Andrea Mason, all at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Health Related Professions, Little Rock, Ark.

  • Sarah Pyatt and Kathleen Linehan, both at Indiana University, Indianapolis
  • Lisa Meyer, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City

  • Danielle Rill, Johns Hopkins Schools of Medical Imaging, Baltimore, Md.

  • Dennis Flood (supported by SNM's Central Chapter) and Brooke Whitcher, both at the Mayo School of Health Sciences, Rochester, Minn.
  • Jessica Sharp, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

  • Tra

Contact: Maryann Verrillo
Society of Nuclear Medicine

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