Allen College Commencement Speaker to Address Graduates in Program He Helped Create

March 30, 2010

altWATERLOO, Iowa—Dr. Michael D. Ward, Ph.D., will speak at May commencement for Allen College. Dr. Ward is the associate dean for student programs and a professor at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis.

Dr. Ward, a Registered Technologist, Radiography (RTR) and a Fellow of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (FASRT), served as a consultant to Allen College in the design of its health science program. The first students to graduate from that program will receive their Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) diplomas at commencement, and will be among those Ward addresses on Friday, May 7, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The College will also award diplomas to graduates in its Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs.

Dr. Ward received his bachelor’s degree in radiologic science from Saint Louis University in 1981, where he graduated magna cum laude. He holds a \master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in higher education administration from Saint Louis University.

He has served on and chaired numerous committees and commissions and has been very active in local, state, national and international radiologic science organizations.

At the national level, Dr. Ward has served as vice president, president-elect, president and chairman of the board of the ARST. In June of 1988, he was elevated to fellow of the ASRT.

He currently serves on the board of management for the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists and has represented the United States Radiologic Science community as a member of the governing council of this organization.

Dr. Ward was appointed to the board of trustees of the ASRT Education and Research Foundation (the philanthropic arm of the ASRT), and from 2000 to 2003 was elected chairman of the board of the foundation.

In April 2005, he completed his second three-year appointment on the board of directors of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. He continues to serve as a site visiting team chair for this accrediting organization.


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