Veteran and radiologic technology educator says love for PBSC runs deep

Eric Godinez, MSRS, R.T.(R), earned his Associate in Science degree in Radiography in 2018 from Palm Beach State, where he was inspired to pursue a career in health sciences. Today, the magna cum laude graduate is a radiologic technology educator at Baptist College of Health Sciences and a PBSC adjunct instructor of medical imaging.

Godinez later earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Radiography and Imaging Sciences at Valencia College and a Master of Science in Radiography from Midwestern State College. But his educational journey isn’t stopping there. Godinez is now looking into schools to pursue a doctorate degree while his wife is currently finishing nursing school.

Godinez served in the Army National Guard and wanted to further his education.

“Choosing Palm beach State College was easy because of the support, camaraderie and gratitude for veterans. I was so pleased to see the Veterans Success Center come to fruition as an incredible resource for veterans entering civilian life.”

Godinez chose radiology technology because it is a “niche market” where he could excel. Overall, Palm Beach State was a pivotal steppingstone for Godinez.

“I progressed well at the College and really connected with my professors. My love for Palm Beach State runs deep because of the early opportunities afforded to me.” Professor Shaver, a long-time radiology professor, offered Godinez an opportunity to support her, which led to him furthering his education so that he could teach.”

“Education is my passion. Furthering my education opened many doors for me. I tell my students that radiology may be a small industry, but the sky is the limit.”

While at Palm Beach State, Godinez connected with Professor Latimer on a personal level that motivated him to maintain his studies and seek the career he wanted.

At Baptist College of Health Sciences, Godinez encourages his students to further their education as he has. His dream is to become a department chair for Allied Health Sciences.

To give back to the College that helped him launch his lifelong career, Godinez recently included PBSC in his will he created using FreeWill, a free resource accessed through the Foundation for PBSC for the purpose of estate planning. With his passion for education, Godinez is leaving a legacy, one that can provide a path for tomorrow’s students.

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