Two students from The University of Findlay’s Nuclear Medicine Institute (NMI) recently were awarded prestigious national scholarships.
Both Sydney Bryant, a senior nuclear medicine technology major from Elyria, and Rebecca Holstein, a sophomore nuclear medicine technology major from Cleveland, were awarded a Paul Cole Scholarship.
Fifteen $1,000 scholarships were available nationwide through a grant from the Education and Research Foundation for the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM). Bryant also was awarded a 2012 Mickey Williams Minority Scholarship. Two $2,500 scholarships were awarded, also through the SNM. Bryant is the first student from The University of Findlay’s NMI to earn the Mickey Williams Minority Scholarship.
The SNM is an international scientific and professional organization founded in 1954 to promote the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine.
The Paul Cole Scholarship is named in memory of Paul Cole, Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist, who served as president of the SNM Technologist Section (SNMTS) in 1986 and who was known as a champion of education for technologists. Cole was assistant chief technologist in the division of nuclear medicine technology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He graduated from Nashville General Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology in 1967 and from the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s School of Nuclear Medicine Technology in 1971.
The Mickey Williams Minority Student Scholarship provides funds to minority students entering or enrolled in a molecular/nuclear medicine technologist program. The scholarship is named in honor of Mickey Williams, who was 1990–91 SNMTS president, who immigrated to the United States from Jamaica, and chief nuclear medicine technologist at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan, Los Angeles, Calif.