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John Lampignano to Retire

Join the College of Health Sciences in celebrating three retiring employees from 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24 in the Bishop Barnwell Room in the Student Union Building. Refreshments will be provided.

John Lampignano

John Lampignano, clinical associate professor for the Department of Radiologic Sciences will retire after five years of Boise State service. He joined the Boise State Department of Radiologic Sciences full-time in 2019 after spending a year as a visiting scholar. He holds associate degrees from Glendale Community College and Maricopa Technical Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Weber State College in Ogden, Utah and a Masters in Education from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He also holds certificates of completion in computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging from Loma Linda University.

Lampignano has worked as an imaging technologist for the Arizona Cardinal Football Club since 1992 and as the radiation safety officer for HealthCare Imaging, LTD since 2010. Prior to joining the Boise State faculty, he taught for GateWay Community College’s radiography program. He left his faculty position in 2002 to spend 14 years as the director for GateWay’s Center for Teaching and Learning. He retired from this position in 2016, returning to teaching as an adjunct faculty for GateWay before joining the Boise State faculty. While at GateWay, Lampignano spent two years as the division chair of health sciences, supervising 13 employees and providing oversight for 13 allied health programs. He also served as an instructional design facilitator for GateWay Community College and Maricopa Community College District Health Care Commission.

Lampignano also spent four years in the 1980s as a consultant for Project HOPE in Kingston, Jamaica. He helped develop Caribbean-based curriculum in radiography for the University of West Indies, designed and implemented education training for the faculty and physician residents of the University of West Indies, and designed classroom and clinical evaluation instruments for the university’s medical imaging program.

Lampignano has presented at international conferences in Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile and the United States. He is a co-author of a key textbook for radiologic sciences – Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy – since the 4th edition of the book, which was released in 1997. In 2017, his co-author changed with the ninth edition of the textbook from Kenneth Bontrager to Leslie Kendrick, chair of Boise State’s Department of Radiologic Sciences.

Lampignano is a member of the Idaho State Society of Radiologic Technologists, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the Arizona State Society of Radiologic Technologists and the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology, among other organizations. He has served as the vice president, president-elect, president and chairman of the board for the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology.

Lampignano was named a distinguished faculty emeritus in 2016 by Maricopa Community Colleges. He also received the Outstanding Educator award from the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology in 2001, the Bonnie Nelson Award for Outstanding Instructional Design Facilitator from Maricopa Community Colleges in 1998, and the Outstanding Faculty of the Year award from GateWay Community College in 1995.

“The students that I have had the pleasure to teach are exceptional people,” Lampignano said. “They are bright, dedicated to their studies, and kind. What else could I ask for as my career reaches the end of the road?”

Lampignano and his wife are moving to Sandpoint, where they will spend the majority of the year in the wonderful environment it provides. In winter, they will return to Arizona.

In addition to Lampignano, the other retirees are:

  • Marian Graham, management assistant, School of Nursing, 35 years of Boise State service
  • Marilyn O’Mallon, associate professor and director of the RN-BS Online Completion Program, School of Nursing, seven years of Boise State service