Christopher Savoy '07 is a CT technician at the North Baton Rouge Emergency Room while also being a personal finance author and influencer who specializes in automotive care.
He is currently writing a book on budget consciousness. "My book is in the final stages of post-production and should hit online bookstores no later than the fall of 2020. It is an attempt to teach about the perils of debt in our society with compassion, levity, and grace. In the book, I outline a plan called the Career Stairstep that could help members of generation Z go to college debt-free. My book features a narrative structure that compares and contrasts my advice against my own personal experience. I have always been interested in personal finance. In fact, the book describes the lessons I learned from my father starting at age six," stated Savoy.
Savoy earned a B.S. degree in Interior Design from LSU in 1998. "I graduated during an economic downturn that saw industries pump the breaks on infrastructure and renovations. This made work in the design field scarce, especially in Baton Rouge. After floating through a couple aimless jobs, I decided it was time to change my life. I knew that my new career had to allow me to use my hands, use my gifts of compassion and had to be relatively immune to economic hiccups," he said.
He returned to college in 2005 to pursue radiologic technology at FranU. "FranU took a chance on me. There were 120 applicants for 28 slots in 2005, and I continue to work tirelessly to prove that I am still worthy of the honor of being selected that year."
He completed his A.S. in Radiologic Technology in 2007, followed by a certificate in radiation therapy a year later from Washburn University in Topeka, KS.
After two years in radiation therapy, he began work on his Masters of Radiologic Science degree from Northwestern University in Natchitoches, LA. Savoy has since earned a third professional license for computed tomography.
In 2009, he received the 85 Who Have Made a Difference award and then in 2010 awarded Most Outstanding Recent Alumni, both from Our Lady of the Lake College (FranU).
"I owe so much of my success and happiness to FranU. If they had not chosen to make me a part of the 2005-2007 Class of Radiologic Technology, I simply don't know what I might be doing today. My degree from FranU has been a springboard that has propelled me into many arenas: Trauma Xray at Earl K. Long, Radiation Therapy at Pennington Cancer Center and CT at the North Baton Rouge Emergency Room," concluded Savoy.