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Jacklynn Scott Darling, 1950 - 2014

 Jacklynn Darling

Jacklynn Scott Darling, 63, of Morehead, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Mount Sterling.

She was born February 23, 1950, in Pikeville, Kentucky, a daughter of Climouth Conn McPommell and her husband Don of Huntsville, Ohio, and the late Jack Scott. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, A. W. and Anna Mae Conn.

In addition to her mother and stepfather, Jacklynn is survived by her husband of 41 years, Kenneth Darling, whom she wed September 2, 1972; two daughters, Jennifer Darling of Morehead and Sandra Darling Glover and husband Richie of Morehead; and a 6 year old granddaughter, Megan Lynn Glover.

She is also survived by one brother, John Scott and wife Barbara of Decatur, Georgia; other family, friends, and colleagues.

Jackie joined the Morehead State University Department of Imaging Sciences faculty in 1979 as an Assistant Professor before being promoted to Associate Professor. She completed doctoral courses at the University of Kentucky and received Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Morehead State University. Jackie was certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in radiography and mammography.

Jackie was a recognized educator in radiologic technology at the national, state, and local levels. Also an editor, author, and book reviewer, she had presented numerous papers at professional conferences, including the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology (ACERT), the Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists (KRST), Appalachian Regional Society of Radiologic Technologists and the Bluegrass Society of Radiologic Technologists. A past president and board chair of the KRST, Jackie was honored with the Olive Bell Honor Lecturer award for her outstanding service to the imaging sciences profession in 2001 and recently received the KSRT Lifetime Membership Award in 2013. She served on the Steering Committee for the Kentucky Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy and was instrumental in its development. Jackie was a national accreditation site visitor for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and was elevated to the position of chair. She also chaired the Appalachian Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Spring meeting for 30 consecutive years.

In addition to teaching (her favorite part of her career), Jackie had been faculty co-advisor to Sigma Alpha Chi and Chi Beta Gamma, student radiography clubs. She cherished staying in contact with former students. A member of numerous University committees, she was currently serving as a Faculty Senator for Morehead State University's Senate, in addition to serving on the Governance, Tenure, and Intercollegiate Athletic committees.

Jackie's influence as "a wife, Mom, Grandmother, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, educator and friend"—words she used to describe herself—will live on in everyone who knew her and loved her.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Pastor Daniel Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Ben Darling, Adam Stevens, Brandon Hughes, Michael Grey, Devin Gibbs, Jerry Gibbs, and Jason Applegate.

Nadeera Ekanayake
Nadeera Ekanayake, from Sri Lanka, is a graduate student in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology(SLIIT). She has more than 3 years of industrial experience working as a software engineer for an ERP software development company. Nadeera joined MSU in spring 2012 and works as a graduate assistant in the AET department.

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