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Presidential Address

Happy Spring, WSRT Members!
I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. It has been very rewarding seeing all of the healthcare professionals come together in order to fight this pandemic, but I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends and enjoying the nice weather this season brings. I hope you all have an opportunity to enjoy the same once we have settled in to our new “normal.”
The WSRT has been very busy these past few months. The Policies and Procedures Committee has been diligently updating the manual to include the Conference Chair position and provide clarity and consistency on the Board Member duties, ASRT Delegate eligibility requirements, and Finance Committee audits. I am hoping to have a final version of the P&P manual available on the website soon. As a reminder, we also plan on implementing an online ballot system this summer, so please make sure your email address is up to date with our Secretary Caitlin Boe (
The annual conference, scheduled for September 25-26, is also coming together nicely! A variety of speakers have been confirmed with the return of Julie Ostrowski as our keynote speaker. We are always looking for members who are interested in helping out with conference or serving on a committee. If you are unable to serve the Society at this time, the Ways and Means Committee is always welcoming donations for conference. These include door prizes, raffle items, or monetary contributions. For more information, please contact our Ways and Means Committee Chair Megan Peterson (
To all of the upcoming graduates, please take time to check out the Graduate Membership which offers a free one-year membership as a gift from the WSRT as a way to celebrate your accomplishments. The application can be found online at Good luck with your future endeavors and I hope you remain involved with the Society!
Thanks for allowing me to serve as your President! As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Kacee Hansen, B.S., R.T.(R)
WSRT President

WSRT 2020 Nominations

Treasurer - Brittani Dvorak 
Brittani is a 2014 graduate of the Laramie County Community College Radiography Program. Right after graduation she started working in Gillette at Campbell County Memorial Hospital where she is currently working overnights as a CT/X-ray Technologist. She will be taking her CT registry soon to become certified in Computed Tomography. Brittani has enjoyed serving as the WSRT Treasurer for the last two years and would love to continue in the position.

Vice President - Gary Lanouette
Gary graduated in 2019 from LCCC’s Radiography Program. He obtained his CT license in February 2020 and is currently working at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. In his free time, Gary attempts to keep up with his two kids and wife, usually unsuccessfully. He enjoys art, eating food, and the color olive green, but can really be won over with a good dad joke. Gary is excited to have an opportunity to serve on the WSRT Board.


President-Elect - Samantha Pascarella
Samantha (Sam) is originally from Albuquerque, NM. She moved to Cheyenne in 2016 and is a 2019 graduate of the Laramie County Community College Radiography Program. She was selected to attend the 2019 Student Leadership Development Program where she gained invaluable knowledge about our profession. Sam is currently serving as the Public Relations Committee Chair and works at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and Kimball Health Services in Nebraska. While she loves working, she enjoys fishing, camping, and reading Harry Potter in her free time. She loves staying busy, learning new things, and helping others and looks forward to the opportunity of serving the WSRT to help our profession grow!
Education for Students
Grants and Scholarships
Bruce E. Johnson Memorial Grant
This grant is available to current students (or those who have completed training within the last six (6) months).
Mickey Patch Scholarship
This scholarship is available to graduate students or radiologic technologists who are pursuing their career in an advanced registry or working on any type of continuing education effort.
Must be a member of the WSRT to apply. For additional requirements, please visit the website at Applications must be submitted online by July 1st.
Scientific Paper or Scientific Exhibit Competitions
Scientific Paper
This competition is available to current students and radiologic technologists. The paper must be pertinent to any medical topic relevant to the radiologic sciences and be between eight (8) and fifteen (15) pages in length.
Scientific Exhibits
This competition is available to current students and radiologic technologists. The exhibit must be pertinent to any medical topic relevant to the radiologic sciences. A five (5) to ten (10) page written explanation of the exhibit must also accompany the poster.
Must be a current member of the WSRT to participate. For additional competition requirements, please visit the website at Submissions must be made online by July 1st.

ASRT Updates

Congratulations to the 2020 ASRT Chapter Delegates from Wyoming! You make our state and Society proud!

Kayci Robinson, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT)(BD) - Computed Tomography Delegate and Vice Chairman

Billy Mackey, A.A.S., R.T.(R) - Radiography Delegate and Chairman

The ASRT Foundation has created a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund of $250,000 to aid ASRT members currently experiencing hardships in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Eligible applicants will receive a one-time $500 grant on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are no longer available. The application and donation form can be found at the link below.


The ASRT is accepting applications for the 2020 Online Advocacy Academy. The Academy gives ASRT members the opportunity to learn how to affect positive change in the standards and regulations guiding the profession. The 10-week course is designed to help participants:
  • Promote, enhance and defend the profession’s standards by developing skills to navigate the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Work toward a leadership position on their affiliate’s board and strengthen their affiliate society’s advocacy and media relations skills.
  • Develop personal advocacy and organizational skills.
Submit your application to the 2020 Online Advocacy Academy by May 17 at the link below.

The 2020 ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting, June 24-28, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been canceled. For more information, please visit for a message from the ASRT Chairman of the Board Melissa B. Jackowski, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M), FASRT.


WSRT 2020 Annual Conference Updates


As of right now we are still planning to host the WSRT 2020 conference in September, if anything changes with this plan we will be sure to let everyone know. Thank you for your continued support and understanding!

September 25-26 2020
Laramie County Community College 
Pathfinder Building - ANB Bank Leadership Center

Keynote Speaker - Julie Ostrowski
National Speaker with stories featured at ASRT,, BND newspaper and the ISSRT Image Newsletter

Make sure you save your rockin '20s outfits for a fun night at our banquet!!

WBRTE Updates

Radiologic Technologists Examiners
Wyoming State Board of

The Wyoming State Board of Radiologic Technologists Examiners (WBRTE) would like to remind all members to please renew your Wyoming State License on time! They mail out reminders no later than 30 days prior to the license expiration date---but need correct contact information and for technologists to renew on time. This is YOUR responsibility as a licensed professional. FAILURE TO RECEIVE NOTICE FOR RENEWAL OF LICENSE FROM THE BOARD DOES NOT EXCUSE A LICENSEE FROM THE REQUIREMENT FOR RENEWAL!
The board can be notified of any changes by email, written letter, or phone. Their web address is where all information can be found pertaining to licensure and additional contact information.

Tribute to our fellow WSRT member Sam Brooks

On April 14, 2020, our friend and fellow WSRT member, Sam Brooks passed away from cancer.  Sam was born on June 16, 1948 in Wheatland, Wyoming.  He completed his Radiologic Technologist training in Cheyenne and then went to Denver for his Nuclear Medicine training.  After completing his training he decided to ranch and raise a family in Nebraska for 15 years.  Then he moved to Torrington and restarted his radiology career.  Sam worked for 25 years in Torrington until he retired after being diagnosed with cancer. 
Sam became a member of the WSRT in 1992.  He was an active member of our society.  In 2010 I had the pleasure to present Sam with his lifetime membership award.  Sam served as the treasurer for the WSRT from 2009 to 2016.  I know he would have continued to serve if he had not been diagnosed with cancer.
It may be cliché to say but Sam really was one of the most genuine people I have met.  He was always there to listen as a friend and willing to help anyway he could.  Sam, will be greatly missed.
Respectfully submitted,
Angela Raybuck

Sam Brooks.

Pictured above: Linda Holden with Sam Brooks in the radiography program.

Pictured above: WSRT 2010 Board Members

Angela Raybuck presenting a lifetime membership award to Sam.

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