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Bill May

Profile Updated: December 21, 2021
Bill May
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Cookeville, TN USA
Tommy Burchfield
Radiolgic Technoloy Program Director
Emilly, Daniell, Jennifer and Tripp
Bill May


Yes! Attending Reunion

AS, RT-Indiana University Northwest
BS, RS-Midwestern State Univeristy- Texas
M.Ed-Jones International University- Colorado

I worked at Gary Methodist Hospital for a couple of years, then moved to Michigan City and taught for 8 years. My parents moved back to Tennessee so I wanted to get closer and took a job as Director of the RT program at a community college in Mississippi for the next 25 years. I retired from that job and started drawing my state retirement and took the job I am at now as director of the RT program for a private college.

Along the way I was the president of the Indiana and Tennessee Societies of Radiologic Technologists, president of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, elevated as a Fellow of the ASRT, served on the national accreditation board for Radiography and Radiation Therapy for 9 years. I was awarded the teacher of the year by the Mississippi State Legislature in 1991.

I have been with my partner Tommy for the past 23 years. We bought our dream home on top of one of the Cumberland Mountains and retired in 2021.

Bill joined the American Society of Radiologic Technology as a second year radiography student in 1971 and has 44 years of continuous membership. Bill worked as a staff technologist following graduation and has served as an educator and program director for 42 years. He has numerous graduates who have served in a variety of positions in numerous state affiliates and as delegates in the ASRT House. The Mississippi Legislature awarded him Educator of the year in 1991. He began his involvement in the profession as Secretary/Treasurer of the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISRT), District 1, as a second year student. He became the Second and First Vice President, President-Elect and President of the ISRT. During that time he was a lobbyist for ISRT and key figure in getting a strong licensure bill passed and implemented in Indiana. He was awarded Life Membership in ISRT.
He joined the Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) in 1981. He held numerous committee positions and lobbied for licensure. A licensure bill was eventually enacted and Bill was appointed as a charter member to the Mississippi Board of Health, Radiation Advisory Council. He served on the Board of Directors for the MSRT for twelve years and was awarded both life membership and Technologist-of-the-Year.
Bill moved to Tennessee in 2006 and became a member of the Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists (TSRT) becoming the President-Elect that same year and served as a member of the board of directors for eight years.
Bill was the ASRT appointee to the JRCERT for two terms, serving two years as Chairman. It was then Bill and two other ASRT appointees were able to obtain majority representation of technologists on the board of the JRCERT. He was reappointed to an unprecedented third term. He has been a site visitor since 1976 and currently serves as a team chairman.
Bill lead the battle for majority representation of Radiologic Technologists on the board of directors of both the JRCERT and the ARRT.
Bill has served on over 14 committees, taskforces and workgroups including the last three revisions to the ASRT Radiography Curriculum. At age 26, Bill was elected to serve on the ASRT Board of Directors for eight years as Region VI director, Vice-President and President. He was elevated to Fellow in 2006. He was one of the first national Education Chapter Delegates elected. He served 12 years as a Mississippi delegate, 1 year as the Tennessee delegate, 6 years as Education Chapter Delegate and a member and Chairman of the House of Delegates Commission. He has attended over 40 ASRT annual meetings and served as a Mentor to numerous student members attending the ASRT annual meetings.
In 1984, Bill was the last ASRT President to preside over the annual meeting. The ASRT Board of Directors presented proposed by-laws that created the ASRT House of Delegates. At one point, Bill had 53 amendments before the membership attempting to amend the proposed bylaws.
During a busy meeting in 1984 he led the formation of the ASRT Educational Foundation. He was a charter board member, the first Acting Chairman, Vice-President and President during his six years on that board. In the same year he also lead the move of the ASRT headquarters from its rental property in Chicago to the purchase of the current land and building in Albuquerque with his signature on the original mortgage.
Bill is not known for his passive support, rather as a member who is passionate about his beliefs and quick to take an unofficial leadership role in the house. He has been a passionate supporter of the Associate Degree as entry into the profession, promoting professional ethics, licensure, advanced degrees for program directors and clinical coordinators and issues making ASRT a stronger organization. Bill views his membership in ASRT as a personal and professional responsibility. Bill is not just a part of the ASRT, the ASRT is a part of who Bill is as a person.

School Story:

I had a great time in school. The principal then, I don't remember his name, but he just knew all of us were members of the SDS. I had a Blast in school.

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