BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus radiation therapy graduate, Jason Dixon, MA, RT(T), was chosen as the recipient of Ivy Tech’s statewide Alumni Professional Achievement Award. The award was presented on August 3 at a ceremony held in Ft. Wayne, Ind., in conjunction with Ivy Tech’s state board of trustees meetings.
“Congratulations to Jason for winning this prestigious award,” said Chancellor Jennie Vaughan. “Only one alumni is chosen among the 14 community college regions statewide to win the Professional Achievement Award. Jason is a distinguished professional in his field and his success certainly reflects positively on Ivy Tech Bloomington’s radiation therapy program, the only one of its kind in the state.”
Dixon was among the first eight graduates of Ivy Tech Bloomington’s radiation therapy associate degree program in 2008. Since graduation he has developed educational programming for radiation oncology professionals all over the world.
He currently lives in Seattle, Wash. and works as the Vice President of Operations at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center. He has also worked at proton treatment centers in Bloomington, Ind. and Oklahoma City, Okla.
His professional affiliations include the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists – Radiation Therapy Journal Editorial Review Board, and the International Journal of Particle Therapy Journal Reviewing Member. A previous affiliation includes the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.
Dixon has published numerous professional papers, given lectures across the nation, and acquired nearly $35,000 in field grants.
He also holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.