Raquel Tapia, M. S., R.T. (R)(CT)(ARRT)Program Coordinator and Faculty
Raquel Tapia has served as the program coordinator for El Centro’s Radiological Sciences program since June 2012. She previously served as the program director for the radiologic technology and computed tomography programs at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she continues to serve as a clinical instructor and assistant professor. She also still serves as a radiographer II and computed tomography/diagnostic radiographer at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, where she has worked since 1998.
She holds a master’s degree in occupational training and development from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, graduating summa cum laude; a bachelor’s degree in radiological sciences from Midwestern State University; and an associate degree in radiologic technology from Del Mar College.
She is an active member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists, Coastal Bend Society of Radiologic Technologists, Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology and Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences, Inc. She also serves as advisor for the Texas X’s, Rad Tech-Xans, Southern Xposure, STARS and X-men Radiology Club.
Ms. Tapia is certified in computed tomography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, certified in diagnostic radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and licensed as a medical radiologic technologist by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
She was named to Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals in 2012, Who’s Who in American Women in 2008 and Who’s Who Among College Students in 2005. She is certified as a health care provider in basic life support by the American Heart Association and has served as a presenter on radiologic technology topics in various professional and educational settings.
Marilyn Anderson, B.S., RT(R)Faculty, El Centro College
Marilyn Anderson has been teaching at El Centro College since 2003. She holds an associate degree in radiologic technology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and earned a bachelor’s degree in radiological sciences from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. She has worked as a staff technologist in the emergency room of Methodist Dallas Hospital, as a radiology supervisor and educator for Kaiser Permanente in Kansas City, Mo., and as a radiographer-PRN for St. Luke South Hospital in Overland Park, Kan.
Previous teaching experience also includes serving as radiology faculty for Baylor University Medical Center’s Radiology Allied Health School in Dallas, in the JPS Institute for Health Career Development in Fort Worth and at Sanford-Brown College in Kansas City, Mo.
She works as a site visitor for the Joint Review Committee in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit educational programs in radiography and radiation therapy.
She is a board member of the North Texas Radiologic Technologist Society (NTRTS) and a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART). She also holds a certificate as a phlebotomist.
Julia Harryman, B.S.R.S., RT(R)(M)Faculty and Program Alumnus, El Centro College
Julia Harryman received her associate degree in Radiologic Sciences at El Centro College in 1999 and holds a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, having completed additional training to acquire certification in mammography.
Harryman taught in the radiology positioning lab as an adjunct clinical instructor at El Centro for two years before assuming a full-time faculty position in fall 2007. She was a staff technologist at Doctors Hospital in Dallas for nine years.
She is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists (TSRT), North Texas Radiologic Technologist Society (NTRTS) and the Dallas Area Mammography Education Society (DAMES). She holds credentials as a registered radiologic technologist, RT(R), with an additional specialization in mammography (M).
Jolayne Jackson, B.A., RT(R)Faculty, El Centro College
Jo Jackson has more than 40 years’ experience in radiography and education and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Formerly the director of the Parkland School of Radiologic Sciences, she has also served as director of the School of Radiologic Technology at Southern Illinois University, and was responsible for beginning the radiography program and serving as the first program coordinator for the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill.
Jackson was the program coordinator for El Centro’s Radiologic Sciences program from 1996 until stepping down in August 2006. She has served as the president of the Illinois Society of Radiologic Technologists and as the educational chair for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
She also served more than 20 years as a site visitor for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the agency responsible for accrediting programs in radiologic technology.