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.