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Radiography Students Win First Place in Technibowl

Burlington County College (BCC) students Pankaj Gupta of Marlton, and Nicole Komosinski of Mount Laurel, swept the competition and secured BCC a first place finish for the second year in a row at the annual Technibowl, a regional academic competition among radiologic technology students. The event is held each spring in conjunction with the Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologist’s Student Day. BCC defeated nine other area teams from the tri-state region to take top honors at this year’s competition held on Friday, April 12 at Holy Family University in Philadelphia.  

“I am very proud of our team's achievement,” said BCC’s Director of Radiologic Sciences, Elizabeth Price. “Pankaj and Nicole mastered five rounds of questions against some of the best schools in the region. The students performed fabulously well under pressure. Not only is their win a testament to their hard work and dedication, but also to the quality of BCC’s radiography program and commitment from the instructors. This win clearly shows why our program is ranked one of the best in the state.”

At the end of the competition, BCC placed first, the University of Pennsylvania placed second and Delaware Technical Community College came in third.

Gupta and Komosinski won $300 and a certificate and the College will receive a plaque declaring the BCC team first-place finishers. In the past ten years, BCC’s team took top honors twice and placed second five times.  

Both students will be graduating at BCC’s 43rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 with their Associate of Applied Science in Radiography. Gupta was also the recipient of the Academic Award for Radiography at BCC’s annual Academic Awards & Scholarship Ceremony on Saturday, April 20. He will be going to Drexel at BCC in the fall and plans to take his Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) this summer. Komosinski plans to seek employment in an area hospital or imaging center after graduation.

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The mission of Burlington County College’s (BCC) radiography program is to provide educational experiences so that a student may develop academically, clinically and professionally into a competent, entry-level radiographer. The State of New Jersey Bureau of X-Ray Compliance consistently ranks BCC’s radiography programs one of the best in the state. To learn more about BCC’s radiography program, visit http://staff.bcc.edu/radiology/.