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Raycardo Harper

Academic/General Science

Scooba campus

Spring 2011 graduate

From Shuqualak, Miss.​


How I got here:
I am Raycardo Harper and my mother is Lisa Shields. I am an only child. Playing sports and receiving an education brought me to East Mississippi Community College. I was playing football for EMCC until I decided that I wanted to concentrate more on my education, so I became a student rather than a student‐athlete. I began focusing on classes that would prepare to become radiologic technologist.

What I’m doing:
I chose this particular field of study because I enjoy communicating with others, helping others and working as part of a team. The quality of instruction I am receiving at EMCC in the classroom and the hands‐on experience is very helpful in my everyday life and will be very important in the future as I work to achieve my goals.

What’s next:
The job I see myself doing after graduation is clinical work to obtain more experience in radiology to better assist physicians in making the best diagnoses for their patients. I plan to continue my education after graduating from EMCC to earn a degree in Radiologic Technology‐ Associate of Applied Science.  
My advice: 
To get the most out of their time at EMCC, students need to challenge themselves, work hard and never give up on their goals. If they’ll do this, they can earn a degree to better themselves and their families in the future.

His instructor, Jairus “Jay” Johnson, says:  
I have had the opportunity to observe Mr. Harper’s work ethic and character. He is very attentive and focused, and displays the essential requirements needed to become a successful radiologic technologist. He is humble, service‐oriented, dedicated, dependable and respectful and will represent EMCC well in his future endeavors.  ​

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