I’m certainly grateful I had the opportunity to attend Diller-Odell. As I look back on my time there, I realize how blessed I was to have coaches and teachers who invested themselves into the success of the students. Their dedication to helping students succeed prepared me to go on to college and eventually bring me to where I am now in my career as a health care professional and as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach.
After graduating from Diller-Odell in 2005, I attended SCC in Beatrice for nearly two years working on general education credits. After that, I went through the Radiologic Technology program at St. Luke’s College in Sioux City, Iowa earning an Associate’s degree in Radiologic Technology. I began working with Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center in July 2009 just three months after passing my board test to become a registered technologist. In January 2011, I started back to school online through Clarkson College in Omaha and in August of 2012 I received my Bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging with a certificate in Imaging Informatics. I continue to work at BCHHC as a registered technologist in the Diagnostic Imaging department and I will be working towards my registry in Computed Tomography later this fall.
I also volunteer as a strength and conditioning coach at Parkview Christian Schools in Lincoln working with athletes who compete in football, basketball, and track, I continue to be a competitive powerlifter which is something I started as a senior at Diller-Odell. It serves as a great opportunity to take what I learned from my high school years as an athlete and to pass it on to a new generation of students.