an up and coming imaging professional, Sharon Coffey attended UTMB at Galveston, and graduated from the Ben Taub General Hospital
School of X-ray Technology in 1963. Sharon received
her Associates Degree in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology from Houston
Community College in 1976. She
continued her education at the University of Houston earning a Bachelors of Science graduating Magna Cum Laude. Sharon also received a Masters of Science
in Occupational Education. As we can see, education was an important part of
her life and legacy
served as both a didactic and clinical instructor for Houston
Community College for over 27 years, twice being recognized as the Outstanding
Instructor of the year. Sharon’s accomplishments
lead her to be listed in the “Who’s Who Among America’s
standout in the imaging profession, Sharon was honored with Life Membership to TSRT, a recognition that she greatly valued. She was also presenter of the honored “Wade L. Hoots Lecture Series”. She co-authored a published monograph on genitourinary tract trauma entitled, “The
Tactical and Operant Diagnosis of Genitourinary Tract Trauma”. Her current
writing material can be found in Ballinger’s Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic
Positioning and Radiographic Procedures. She was also a Radiography site visitor
for the Joint Review Committee in Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), a position that ensures that educational programs
are providing consistent and appropriate education and opportunities for radiography students.
Staying active in her profession
was Sharon’s passion.
She served as an ASRT Delegate, TSRT President, and a Houston Area Radiologic Technologist Society (HARTS) board member. She rallied in Austin, Texas
and did television campaigns to establish the Medical Radiologic Technologist Licensure Act in the State of Texas. Sharon
retired in 2008 and continued lecturing until her death in 2009.