Black History Month at SUNY Broome: Professor Anthony Davis

Broome Tech Professor Anthony A. Davis, coordinator of the college's X-Ray Technology program, is shown with the program's first two honor graduates, Dawn Marie Rank (left) and Barbara Jean Loudon (center) in this Sept. 8, 1967, photo from The Evening Press, forerunner to the Press & Sun-Bulletin.

Broome Tech Professor Anthony A. Davis, coordinator of the college’s X-Ray Technology program, is shown with the program’s first two honor graduates, Dawn Marie Rank (left) and Barbara Jean Loudon (center) in this Sept. 8, 1967, photo from The Evening Press, forerunner to the Press & Sun-Bulletin.

This post is part of a Black History Month series on SUNY Broome students, faculty and staff of color, who have been a valued part of the campus community since the college’s founding in 1946.

Broome Tech – as it was called back in the day – was the first community college in the state to offer Associate’s degrees in X-Ray technology. The first class of eight students graduated in September 1967, back when the college held a separate graduation for the summer class.

The very first coordinator of the X-Ray Technology Program was Assistant Professor Anthony A. Davis, a man of color.

Professor Davis also spearheaded the college’s first Health Career Day in March 1968.

He remained active in his field in other ways, as well: publishing research in Radiologic Technology, the journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and coordinating a professional conference on “Current Trends in Radiological Sciences” in 1968 on the Broome Technical Community College campus.