Congratulations to this year’s Bellin College Distinguished Alumni Award winner: Dr. Mark Bake

Dr. Mark Bake, a 2005 graduate of the Bellin School of Radiologic Science  program, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.

“Within his role as dean of allied health sciences, Mark works tirelessly to promote the profession and secure the latest technologies for our students,” says Bellin College Alumni Council Chair Chad Dall. “Mark is very passionate about Bellin College, and it shows in the success students achieve every year and in their continued praise of the programs. Bellin College would not be where it is today without the dedication, hard work, and long hours Mark has graced the college with over these past several years.”

Since graduating from the Bellin School of Radiologic Science program, Bake has continued to prove himself as a leader with a vision for the future. He became registered in CT shortly after his initial radiology certification and soon after became the team facilitator in CT imaging at Bellin Health. His natural leadership abilities enabled the CT department to grow into a leader in advanced imaging within the area. His role in the cardiac and stroke programs within the CT department earned him the VIP Award for Individual Innovation from Bellin Health.

He continued to inspire excellence as an adjunct faculty member at Bellin College and as the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science (BSRS) program director. Within his role as director, the radiologic science program continued to develop into the bachelor degree program it is today. He has championed for expansion of the imaging side of Bellin College by starting the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program in 2015. Bake has also worked with a team to develop a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy program option that recently received full accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission.

On top of the program development strides he has made within Bellin College, Bake has also created the Hands on Healthcare initiative that has brought hundreds of potential healthcare students on campus and off campus with our Mobile Hands on Healthcare extension that visits area schools. Both of these programs look to inspire students into joining the healthcare field.

“I feel extremely honored to receive this recognition and will forever cherish this moment, but am also aware that this is the result of teamwork,” says Bake. “The number of individuals that have impacted my career is endless. The individuals that I currently or have worked with in the past, the patients, the students, the mentors…I could literally go on and on. I feel blessed to say that since starting my career in healthcare I have come to work every day with a smile on my face. There are certainly days that are stressful and challenging but tomorrow is always a new day.”   

Bake will be honored and receive the award at the upcoming Bellin College Homecoming event on Sept. 13 at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens.

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