Rita Hatzimimis

I will start by saying, “It is never too late to learn something new”. I am currently entering my last semester of the Radiography program at VGCC. In 1988, I earned a bachelor’s degree from Elon College (now Elon University). I can truly say that the Radiography program at VGCC has been one of the most challenging experiences of my life. I was one of the lucky people that had a career that I enjoyed. This was true until the economy took a wrong turn and left a lot of us without jobs. I have always known that when one door closes another usually opens. I am so fortunate that I chose to walk through the door to VGCC. I feel fortunate because now I have a career that I not only enjoy, but love.

Becoming a Radiographer “fits” and meets my need to be challenged mentally and physically. I have discovered new strengths about myself that prior to embarking on this educational journey, I had no idea that I possessed. I discovered that I am much stronger than I ever believed and that I absolutely can do anything that I want to do with my life and career.