Above: John Lennox, Class of '99 proudly displays his academic achievement medallion award to professors Paulette Peterson (left) and Eileen M. Doyle.
During his 10 years as chairperson (1967-1977), Edward Tobin will be remembered for his love of teaching and his endless quest for the development of an intensive academically-sound curriculum in radiologic technology. His fine example and dedication has inspired his students, colleagues, and professionals in the Rochester health community. Edward L. Tobin, L.R.T., R.T.(R) was appointed the first chairperson of the Monroe Community College Radiologic Technology Program in 1967.
His vision was to see radiographers become independent and self-directing through upgrading their training from hospital clinical apprenticeship to a formal education program in which graduates earn an associate degree.
The Edward L. Tobin Award is presented annually to the radiologic technology sophomore student with the highest cumulative point average after completion of the fall semester.
The award is in memory of Gertrude L. Dourdounas who dedicated her life to maintaining high educational standards and a concern for better patient care. She motivated students and was always providing the guiding hand. As an educator and radiographer, she provided the profession with strength and integrity. This achievement award is presented annually to the radiologic technology sophomore student with the highest cumulative grade-point average after completion of the fall semester.