Rhodes State College Announces the 2023 Outstanding Alumni Recipient

Since 1988, each year, Rhodes State College has recognized one alumnus who has been exemplary in their career, service to community and College, and continued education with the Outstanding Alumni Award. To date, the College has recognized 35 such outstanding graduates, representing 19 of the College’s degrees including health sciences, technology, engineering and human service.

The 2023 Rhodes State College Outstanding Alumni Award recipient is Dr. Heather Moore, a 1990 Radiologic Technology graduate from Loveland, Ohio. Dr. Moore has made her mark as both an educator and a radiologic technologist. She has worked her way through her associate’s degree and then her Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology at The Ohio State University (2000). She continued on to complete her Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (2006) and her PhD in Educational Studies, Educational Policy & Higher Education (2018), both at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Moore started her career locally as a Radiologic Technologist at St. Rita’s Medical Center and as an adjunct instructor at Lima Technical College. Eventually, she found her niche in education and from 2009 to the present has served in various roles including adjunct instructor, Clinical Coordinator, Program Director, Professor, Allied Health Department Academic Head, and Program Director of the BTAS Healthcare Leadership Program, all at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College.

She has participated in professional organizations locally, in Ohio, and nationally, where she was recently elected to the office of President-Elect of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the largest organization of its type for medical imaging technologists. She has served on the boards of several other professional and academic organizations including the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT) where she also held multiple positions including president.

“The Radiologic Technology program set my career path into motion with professors who were smart, tough, and caring,” said Dr. Moore. “I can honestly say that the examples set by my professors at LTC were the ones that helped me to become the professional that I am today. Having my starting point be LTC was the best thing for me. I didn't graduate with debt, and I had a solid foundation upon which I could build a very good career.”

Dr. Moore will be recognized at the Outstanding Alumni Dinner, on May 5 at 5:30 p.m., held at the Keese Hall Multipurpose Center on Rhodes State campus. She will also be honored and give remarks at the 2023 Rhodes State Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m.

Questions about the Rhodes State College Outstanding Alumni award can directed to Kim Miller, Director of Alumni Relations & Development at miller.k9@rhodesstate.edu.