TWO graduates of the Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF) in San Carlos City, Pangasinan made it to the Top 10 of the 2019 X-ray technologist licensure examination conducted by the Board of Radiologic Technology in Manila on July 28 to 29.
VMUF also posted a 100-percent passing mark this year.
The Professional Regulation Commission identified the board topnotchers as second-placer Star Grace Gonzales of Calasiao town, with an average of 84.25 percent, and ninth-placer Sarah Grace Pioquinto of Malasiqui, with an average of 81.25 percent.
Jhessa Brea Arias placed eighth in the 2016 X-ray Technologist Licensure Examination, with an average rating of 82.50 percent.
The VMUF-College of Radiologic Technology has consistently performed well, with its graduates always landing on the list of top examinees. From 1993 to the present, it has produced 20 topnotchers in the X-Ray technologist licensure examinations.
Records show that the university is the only school of radiologic technology in northern Luzon that has produced 15 examinees in the Top 10 for six consecutive years (2008 to 2014).
Dean Susan Rosario and program coordinator Mary Ann Solis expressed their elation at the performance of the board topnotchers.
Also joining this year’s successful radiologic technologists are Meryll Gwen Avila of Bautista, Pangasinan; Jordan Bautista of Mangaldan, Pangasinan; Gen Marc Millan Bugarin, Berma Mae Calabag, Ryan Muñoz, and General Cayabyab of San Carlos City, Pangasinan; Michael Bryan Encarnacion of Alicia, Isabela; Maraya Frixie Mae Ferrer and Ethel Clarisse Retuerne of Villasis, Pangasinan; Alan Darwin Munar of Mangatarem, Pangasinan; and Joan Solana, Basista, Pangasinan.
The college was granted government recognition to offer the three-year Associate in Radiologic Technology course in 1979, while the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology program obtained government recognition in July 2011.
NORMAN C. CAGUIOA