Radiology Students from Kent State Salem Finish First in Competition

Salem – Kent State University at Salem was well-represented earlier this month at the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists annual meeting in Columbus as several students took top honors in three separate competitions. The students will graduate in May from the associate of applied science degree program in radiologic technology.

Five students teamed to win first place in the Academic Quiz Bowl competition, competing against 16 teams from Ohio, Michigan and Connecticut. Members were Evan Hill (East Palestine), Nick Kinnard (Alliance), Jennifer Ludovici (Struthers), Kristen Peluso (Columbiana) and Elizabeth Sponseller (Campbell). Serving as team advisor was Jan Gibson, radiologic technology program directowr.

Ludovici and Sponseller also won first place in the clinical poster competition. The title of their poster was “Trident Specimen Radiology Systems for Breast Biopsies.”

Hill earned first place honors in a mock 200-question radiologic technology certification exam, receiving the highest score out of 170 other students.

More than 500 people attended the annual meeting, which showcases the latest in technology and educational advances. Other members of the radiologic technology program responsible for the students’ success include faculty and clinical coordinators Margie Iagulli, Kelly Dragomir and Judy Miller. Aside from the radiologic technology degree program, Kent State at Salem also offers a bachelor’s degree in radiologic and imaging sciences technology that includes instruction in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. For more information about these or any of the more than 20 degree programs offered on the Salem campus, call 330-332-0361 or visit

Photo Caption 1: Placing first in the Academic Quiz Bowl competition during the Society of Radiologic Technologists annual meeting in Columbus were Kent State at Salem students (from left) Kristen Peluso, Nick Kinnard, Jennifer Ludovici, Evan Hill and Elizabeth Sponseller, with Jan Gibson, team advisor and program director.

Photo Caption 2: Presenting the first place poster at the Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Meeting were (from left) Elizabeth Sponseller and Jennifer Ludovici.

Photo Caption 3: Evan Hill earned first place after receiving the highest score on a 200-question most radiologic technology certification exam. He scored higher than 170 other students who took the exam.

Photo Caption 4: Representing Kent State Salem at the annual Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists meeting were (front, from left) Elizabeth Sponseller, Jennifer Ludovici and Kristen Peluso; and (back from left) Judy Miller, clinical coordinator; Kelly Dragomir, clinical coordinator and faculty; Nick Kinnard; Evan Hill; Jan Gibson, program director and Quiz Bowl team advisor; and Margie Iagulli, faculty.

Media Contact: Tina Smith,, 330-332-0361

POSTED: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:00 PM
UPDATED: Thursday, December 08, 2022 09:14 AM


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