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Penn College names director of radiography

Christine L. Eckenrod has been appointed to lead the radiography program at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Eckenrod began her work as director of radiography at Penn College on Sept. 3.

She brings to the position more than 30 years of experience in the medical imaging field. Before joining Penn College, she was the radiography program director at JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Radiography in New Jersey, where she also served as a radiography instructor.

Christine L. EckenrodPrior to that, she taught continuing education for 13 years at MTMI Inc. in Milwaukee. She continues to teach continuing education as an adjunct instructor for the Division of Continuing Studies at Mercer County Community College.

She has been a CT/X-ray technologist for Altoona Hospital and a CT/MRI technologist for Alliance Imaging Inc. and 611 MRI and CT.

“Christine brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership and real-life experiences, which will enhance student learning and our entire radiography program,” said Sandra L. Richmond, dean of nursing and health sciences.

Eckenrod holds a Master of Science in instructional technology from Bloomsburg University, a bachelor’s degree in medical imaging from Mount Aloysius College and a certificate in radiologic technology from Altoona Hospital School of Radiography. She is originally from Altoona, where she graduated from Altoona High School in 1984.

“I find education very rewarding as a ‘second career’ without actually leaving the field I love,” Eckenrod said.

She is a registered radiologic technologist and a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists and the New Jersey Society of Radiologic Technologists. She is secretary for New Jersey Educators of Radiologic Imaging.

Penn College offers an associate degree in radiography that can be continued to an online bachelor’s degree in applied health studies: radiography concentration. To learn more about the college’s radiography program, call 570-327-4519.

For more about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free at 800-367-9222.

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