The Division of Radiologic Science announces Amy Dela Cruz as its inaugural director of a new ultrasound curriculum, effective March 2021.
The curriculum, which aims to launch its first cohort of students in summer 2021, will be a new option for undergraduate students as part of the existing bachelor’s degree program.
Dela Cruz has worked in the field of ultrasound for 21 years. She has spent 14 years as a sonographer at the University of Virginia Medical Center and at its outpatient imaging center. In 2014, she joined South Piedmont Community College in Monroe, North Carolina, as program director of its medical sonography program. During her time, students had a 100 percent pass rate on national registries, in addition to a 100 percent employment rate, with most students accepting employment near Charlotte. The program, accredited since 2004, was re-accredited for 10 years in 2019. The program was strengthened by close relationships with their clinical partners, Atrium Health System and Novant Health, with whom they shared 23 clinical sites.
The Division of Radiologic Science is housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences.