Wallace State Diagnostic Medical Sonography students pose for a photo used in an online contest to win a piece of equipment for the program. Pictured from left, in front: Ashlynn Owen, Jeff Clotfelter, Lexus Overton, Lauren Goines, Autumn Redford; in back, Josie Peterson, Lee Alexander, Winter Lewis and Trey Liner.

Wallace State Diagnostic Medical Sonography students pose for a photo used in an online contest to win a piece of equipment for the program. Pictured from left, in front: Ashlynn Owen, Jeff Clotfelter, Lexus Overton, Lauren Goines, Autumn Redford; in back, Josie Peterson, Lee Alexander, Winter Lewis and Trey Liner.

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography department is looking for help in winning an online contest that could net them equipment for their program.

The sonography program is one of three in a Facebook contest on the Tenvision Ultrasound’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TenvisionUltrasound) to win a refurbished Philips iU22 ultrasound machine. New, the machine costs around $60,000, said April Sutherland, director of the Wallace State Sonography program.

“This would help us to have more equipment students can use in labs,” Sutherland said.

In the contest for the equipment, Facebook users go the Tenvision Ultrasound Facebook page and find the post featuring two photos of Wallace State sonography students (in light blue scrubs) and press like for that post on that page. Sutherland encourages users to also share the post, but reminds those who receive the post to go to the Tenvision Ultrasound page to like the post there. Likes placed on the other pages may not be counted toward the prize.

The Wallace State program is running neck-and-neck with another program in Sylva, N.C., and each made the cut with another school from California in a nationwide promotion. The company chose the three schools out of all of the schools who posted photos to their site in order to be considered for the contest.

Sutherland said along with the new piece of equipment, the winner will get a one-year service warranty and transducer for the machine.

Wallace State’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is six-semester Associate Degree program, which boasts a 100 percent job placement rating, and outstanding board results. New students are accepted each fall, with applications accepted from March 1 to June 1 each year.

For more information, contact Sutherland at 256.352.8318 or april.sutherland@wallacestate.edu or visit www.wallacestate.edu.