facebook Share on Facebook Students studying sonography at Johnston Community College have received numerous honors recently. Second-year students attended the N.C. Ultrasound Symposium March 25-27 in Winston-Salem and brought home several awards.

JCC's Cardiovascular Quiz Bowl team won top prize and the Medical Sonography Quiz Bowl team placed third. Katie Fish's scientific exhibit on Breast Mass Characterization won first place and Becky Takiguchi's scientific exhibit on Transthoraic Imaging of the Coronary Arteries received second place.
Program director Cathy Godwin and lead instructor Steven Penny debuted their recently published textbooks on sonography. Godwin was also re-elected to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Ultrasound Society.
Sonography scholar Tania Robb, a student in the cardiac and vascular sonography program at JCC, has received the Alan D. Waggoner Sonographer Student Scholarship.

Robb, who lives in Raleigh, will graduate from the college's sonography program in May. She plans to use the $1,000 scholarship to attend the American Society of Echocardiography conference this June in Montreal, Quebec.

Robb said she is excited about pursuing her second career in sonography. For 20 years, she worked as mechanical engineer for various telecommunications companies in the Triangle.

"I knew I wanted to do something medical, and I can't say enough good things about JCC," Robb said. "It's been a fantastic experience. I feel very well prepared and my instructors were terrific."

Robb is one of 10 sonography students in various programs across the nation who received the scholarship, which was established in 2001 in recognition of Waggoner's professional achievements and service to ASE.