Leading Sonographer to Address Allen College Graduates

May 7, 2012


WATERLOO, Iowa — The speaker for Allen College’s May commencement is Charlotte Henningsen, professor and chair of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Department at Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences in Orlando, Fla., where she has taught for the past 21 years.  She also serves as adjunct faculty to the Florida Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  Professor Henningsen has been a sonographer for almost 30 years.

She holds a Master of Science degree from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology degree from Midwestern State University. She currently serves the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) as Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors and is the current President of the SDMS Foundation. 


She has authored several articles published in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, has written several chapters in textbooks, and is the author of the Clinical Guide to Ultrasonography. She is on the ARDMS Exam Development Task Force as a subject matter expert in neurosonology, is a site visitor for the JRC-DMS, and is a member of the AIUM Clinical Standards Committee. She and her husband, Pete, also volunteer with a poodle rescue organization having fostered over 20 poodles to date.

Allen College May commencement is at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Allen College will award 105 diplomas to graduates. The college will award 16 diplomas in the Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) program, 41 in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, six in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) program and 42 in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.

Offering nursing education since 1925, Allen College became a degree-granting institution in 1989. In addition to ASR, BSN, BHS and MSN programs, Allen College offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. For more information about Allen College, call 319-226-2000 or visit www.allencollege.edu.


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