Ferris State University junior Cristina Gallardo-Perez has been awarded a prestigious national scholarship from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Gallardo-Perez, a junior from Muskegon majoring in Nuclear Medicine Technology, has received the 2012 Mickey Williams Minority Scholarship. Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded each year to minority students pursuing a two- or four-year degree in nuclear medicine.
The scholarship is named in honor of Mickey Williams, who was 1990-91 SNMTS president. Williams immigrated to the United States from Jamaica and was chief nuclear medicine technologist at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles.
Gallardo-Perez is the second Ferris student to receive the Mickey Williams scholarship. Theresah Semana received it in 2007.
The SNM is an international scientific and professional organization founded in 1954 to promote the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine.