Student Testimonials and Awards

Distinguished EducatorCongratulations to Richard Palma, director of the School of Cardiac Ultrasound at Saint Francis, 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award from the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. SDMS is dedicated to recognizing and honoring exceptional sonography educators.

Students in the School of Cardiac Ultrasound at Saint Francis have won outstanding student awards from the American Society of Cardiac Ultrasound in each of the last four years!

Listen to our students...

  • Carissa Marsiglio
    The combination of classroom and clinical time ensured that I would be prepared for my registry, possible interviews, and would be prepared to start working in the field right out of school. 
  • Audrey LoCastro
    This program has prepared me for the field of Diagnostic Cardiac Ultrasound in more ways than I can count!  
  • Daniel Bourque
    Through the coursework I felt as though there was not a situation that I would encounter in echo that I would not have some understanding of.  
  • Lynsy Edgerton
    I have confidence in my skills and knowledge, and know that I have resources at the tips of my fingers when I don't know the answer. 
  • Deborah Fox
    I believe that the support and training that I received from each and every instructor/mentor/doctor, nurse, and fellow echo cardiographer was immeasurable. 

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Snapshots from School of Cardiac Ultrasound Events

American Society of Echocardiography National Outstanding Student Sonographer Award


Lynsy Edgerton, BS, RCS 2008
Lynsy Edgerton, BS, RCS 2008


Laura Guroian, MA, RCS 2009
Laura Guroian, MA, RCS 2009


Elizabeth Leahy BS, RCS,RDCS  2010
Elizabeth Leahy BS, RCS,RDCS


Student award 2011
Kalyn Yeager, BS, RCS, 2011 winner of the Al Waggnor student award. Pictured with David Adams, RDCS, RCS, FASE, FSDMS, winner of the lifetime achievement award.


Tanya Michnivitz BS, RCS,RDCS 2012


Alee Cooke BA, RCS and Ian Crandel MS, RCS


Brittney Blicharz BS, RCS and Delanie Sepelli BS, RCS


Meghan Wilson BS, RCS

American Society of Echocardiography Ulta Echo Student Travel Award 2013

Juliane DeBorba AS, RT, RCS

Amanda Graduation 

Ultra sound Class2 

Class of 2010 

Class of 2011 

Ultrasound Class 1