Bluefield State University Radiologic Technology program Bluefield State University will receive $212,000 from a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request by Senator Joe Manchin III. This funding will equip BSU radiographic laboratories with the latest technology available in medical imaging. “The upgrade of the current computed imaging system to a direct digital system was a need brought about from the Radiologic Technology program Advisory Committee for Bluefield State,” Dr. Angela Lambert, Dean/Bluefield State University School of Nursing and Allied Health. “An upgrade of imaging equipment will enhance the skills needed for radiographers in the clinical environment,” Lambert continued. “This funding will be invaluable, enabling our program to meet that need.” She also expressed appreciation for the work of the Radiologic Technology program Advisory Committee in assuring that BSU RadTech graduates are ready for the “real world” work environment. Senator Manchin was a strong advocate in behalf of 12 West Virginia-based appropriations measures included in the CDS projects, also known as earmarks, signed into law by President Biden on December 29, 2022.