NCC Recognizes Makayla Davidson as the 2023 Outstanding Alumna of the Year

Each year one outstanding graduate of Northwest Iowa Community College is recognized for his or her professional and personal accomplishments. The recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award is Makayla Davidson of Orange City, Iowa. Makayla is a 2013 Radiologic Technology graduate and is currently employed as the Radiation Oncology Manager at June E. Nylen Cancer Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The 2023 Alumnus of the Year recognition was held in conjunction with NCC’s Spring Commencement ceremony on May 12, 2023.

Makayla was raised in Le Mars Iowa, where she attended Le Mars Community High School and graduated in 2010. She attended NCC where she received credentials as a medical transcriptionist, and then entered into the Radiologic Technology program graduating with her associate’s degree in 2013.  Makayla immediately transferred to Mitchell Technical Institute’s Radiation Therapy program with the goal of providing therapy to cancer patients. During this time, she had many clinical rotations in a variety of locations, one of those being June E. Nylen Cancer Center. Makayla was hired there full-time and was able to work in different departments daily, interacting with and providing care to numerous cancer patients. In 2019, along with full-time employment, Makayla decided to continue her education even further, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging from Mercy College of Ohio. Makayla’s ability to adapt to a variety of roles and her excellent ability to show love to patients when they need it the most led her to being promoted to her current position of Radiation Oncology Manager. Makayla has overseen many major transitional projects, including multi-million-dollar renovations, and has implemented some of the most up-to-date technology for cancer screenings & treatments to the Sioux City area.

Makayla remains connected to the College through serving on the Alumni Advisory Committee and participating in the NCC Alumni Mentorship Program where she has provided professional mentorship to current NCC Radiologic Technology students.

Makayla’s family includes her husband, Joshua, and their daughter, Charlie.

Makayla’s success is our story!

Photo: Makayla Davidson