Leadership Changes in Kettering College Department of Radiologic Sciences and Imaging

Long-time faculty member and department chair, Larry Beneke, set to retire in the spring

Kettering, OH - 3/1/2011

Kettering, Ohio (March 1) – Kettering College dean for academic affairs William Nelson hasLarry Beneke announced that Larry Beneke, chair of the school’s Department of Radiologic Sciences and Imaging, will retire at the end of this academic year in April. Frank Brewster, currently clinical coordinator for the department, will succeed Beneke as chair of the department.

Beneke joined the Kettering College faculty in 1986 and has been a significant contributor to campus life. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he also has assisted in overseeing multiple changes to the physical plant, an activity that he may continue on a part-time basis next year.

Beneke began his imaging career at Kettering Medical Center in 1974 after completing training and a degree in radiologic technology in southern California. He already had a bachelor’s degree in biology before serving with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps for four years as a medical corpsman. Last fall, Beneke was named an honorary Kettering College alumnus for his outstanding service to the school, his longtime commitment to the College, and his ability to reflect the mission of Kettering College.

“Larry’s contribution to the Kettering College community has gone far beyond his stellar leadership in his department,” said Nelson. “He is a trusted friend and colleague, one who lives his values. His impact here will not soon be forgotten.” 

Frank Brewster is a Kettering College alumnus who earned his associate’s degree in radiologic Frank Brewstertechnology from the school in 1977. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in radiation medicine from Wittenberg University and a master’s in education from the University of Dayton. He joined the Kettering College faculty in 1981 and has acted as the clinical coordinator since 1996. Brewster will provide leadership and continuity as the department searches for a new faculty member.

About Kettering College

Kettering College is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education. A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the KMC campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kettering College offers certificate programs, Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees, and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.

Born out of Adventist faith and upholding Christ, Kettering College educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit. Eighty percent of Kettering College graduates live and work in Ohio, with the majority settling in the Dayton area.

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