Joni Bailey hails from Hermiston, OR and originally decided to go to Oregon Tech for ultrasound but switched her major to radiology during an "introduction to medical imaging class" her freshman year. Brad Bailey is from Klamath Falls and was offered an athletic scholarship which helped solidify his decision to stay in his hometown for college.
Brad and Joni met spring term of their freshman year in Mrs. Zumbo's writing class. He played baseball and she played softball and by his terms, they had previously met during spring break games in California. She, however, doesn't recall that! Anyhow, they got to know each other in that writing class and stayed in touch over the summer going into their sophomore year. Their friendship grew, they started to date, then one thing led to another and now they are going on 14 years of marriage!
Brad majored in business management and marketing and Joni studied radiologic technology. He graduated from in 2005 and she in 2006. The couple now resides in Spokane, WA where they own and operate an Anytime Fitness franchise. Joni also works part-time as a CT technologist at an outpatient imaging center. They have a 4-year old daughter and are very thankful things led to them meeting at Oregon Tech!
~Becky Burkeen, Alumni Relations Manager