Radiologic Science student chosen for select leadership program


NATCHITOCHES – Candace Guillory of Alexandria, a junior in Northwestern State University’s Radiologic Sciences program, has been chosen for the highly-selective American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Student Leadership Development program.


“The participants in this program are groomed to become national leaders in the radiologic science profession by working with current leaders and networking with peers from other states,” said Dr. Joel Hicks, director of NSU’s Radiologic Sciences program. Only a select few students are chosen each year from across the country.”


ASRT is the national professional organization of radiologic technologists and the leadership development program will coincide with the ASRT House of Delegates meeting in Las Vegas in June, Hicks said.


“The ASRT is very committed to making this happen; so much so that they will sponsor Candace to attend not only this year, but for the next several years after that,” Hicks added.


Last year, another NSU student, Jessica Love, was selected for the honor and will continue to participate in the leadership program through the ASRT sponsorship.


“We will have two NSU Radiologic Science students in this program.  I think that this speaks volumes about the quality and character of our students, and the passion for the profession that our faculty instills in our student,” Hicks said.


Guillory attends NSU’s Cenla campus at Rapides Regional Medical Center.  She personally thanked Professor Kendall Delacerda for bringing the ASRT opportunity to her attention and encouraging her to apply.  ASRT requires that applicants serve in leadership positions and Guillory is the junior class president of the Cenla campus student association, Cenla Association for Radiologic Students (CARS).  Applicants must also have a 3.5 or better grade point average, a letter of recommendation from an instructor, documented proof of community service and be a member of ASRT.  Guillory was also required to submit an essay explaining how she would be right for the position and how she demonstrates the qualities they look for.


Applications were vetted through the Louisiana Educators in Radiologic Sciences (LERS) and the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (LSRT) before a selection was made.


After graduation from NSU, Guillory plans to enroll in radiologist assistant school to earn a master’s degree and hopes to become a radiologic sciences instructor.


Information on NSU’s undergraduate study in radiologic sciences and other education opportunities in allied health can be found at


Information on the ASRT Student Leadership Development Program can be found at