A Whole New Life

Elke Ebhodaghe and Gary Green

Elke Ebhodaghe, AAS, Radiography


A New Country, A New Career

When Elke Ebhodaghe moved to Winston-Salem from Germany with her husband and daughter in 2006, she was hoping to continue her career as an optician, but unfortunately North Carolina’s licensing board did not recognize the undergraduate degree she obtained in Germany. She was told she could be re-trained, but the only college in North Carolina where she could get the training she needed was in Durham, and traveling back and forth from Winston to Durham for two-plus years just wasn’t practical. “So I started looking into other careers,” she remembers, “and I wanted something health related.”
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