Arkansas Society of

Radiologic Technologists

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Life Members

Valerie BrownBJ Palmer
Donna CaldwellFred Price
Oleta CopelandBrenda Simmons
Lynn DavisTawanna Smith
Kay Drilling-JonesBruce Stockbridge
Laurie EkartR.C. Thompson
Camellia HallErma Wimsett
Lyn HubbardLinda-Susie Wingfield-Haynes
Ruben MillerRay Winters
Annette Murray

Life Member Nomination

Qualifications for Life Member:

  • Active memer of the ArSRT for ten (10) years
  • Not currently serving on the ArSRT Board of Directors
  • Actively involved with the ArSRT such as a previous member of the Board of Directors or Committee Chairman or Exhibit/Essay Judge or major contribution to the profession (national, state or local level) or other major service to the ArSRT

Please complete the form below to nominate a Life Member or mail your nomination in to the following address:

P.O. Box 241492
Little Rock, AR 72223

Deadline for nomination is March 1st.




Betty Palmer Awarded "Life Member"

The Arkansas Society of Radiology Technologists recently awarded Life Member to Betty (BJ) Palmer RT (R), ARRT, LNMT. Mrs. Palmer currently serves as Member at Large on the ArSRT Board of Directors. She has fulfilled terms as Secretary and Vice President among many other responsibilities within the society. In 2008 she was awarded the ArSRT Technologist of the Year.

Mrs. Palmer said, “I have never regretted going into the Radiology Field at the age of approximately 14.” BJ began working as a candy-striper transporting patients and learning to develop films in the wet tank darkroom. Later she completed the Radiology program in Little Rock at Arkansas Baptist Hospital from 1965 to John and Betty 1967. Her career includes nine years at Dallas County Hospital in Fordyce, AR before moving to Kansas where she was employed at Augusta Medical Center for three years. BJ returned to Dallas County Hospital for an additional three years before relocating to Houston County Hospital in Georgia. BJ has proudly been at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, AR for almost 26 years. There she serves as Nuclear Medicine supervisor, mammography technologist, with some Ultrasound and CT support. BJ loves her OCMC family from the CEO down!

BJ is married to Jimmie Palmer. She has four children: Michele Casey of Lawrenceville, NJ; Carrie Lynn of Houston, TX; David and Jon Paul Ramsay both of Fordyce, AR. BJ is a member of the Zion Baptist Church in Fordyce. She enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, sewing and cooking. The most enjoyment for BJ comes from her 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Congratulations to a most deserving Betty (BJ) Palmer, radiology professional and 2016 Life Member of the Arkansas Society of Radiology Technologists.

Tracy Parent RT(R)(CT), ARRT

ArSRT President