WCC students win big at state competition—again!

Radiography students

WCC radiography students (standing, from left) Mechelle Rhodes, Aaron Amin, brittany Tomlin and Ashley Zavala were recognized for their achievements at a recent board of Trustees meeting. Photo by Kimberly A. Troiano-Borecki

Standing out in a large crowd isn’t easy to do, but the students at Washtenaw Community College managed to do just that and more recently at the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technology’s “Student Bee” competition in Traverse City.

With Aaron Amin earning first place and Brittany Tomlin coming in at third, it’s clear that WCC’s group of second-year radiography students came focused and well prepared. This win marks the fourth consecutive year that WCC students took home first place.

Amin and Tomlin competed against 75 other students from several colleges across Michigan, including Lansing Community College, St. Clair County Community College, and Northern Michigan University. They answered a series of questions related to the field of radiologic sciences, which included anatomy and physiology, radiographic positioning, radiography physics, radiobiology and protection, digital radiography, and patient care.

“These students met throughout the summer under the supervision of Radiography Faculty Member William Nelson to prepare and practice. Their lives are very busy, but they went above and beyond, so it’s great to see them succeed,” said WCC’s Radiography Program Director Connie Foster. “This accomplishment perks them up and lets them realize how much they’ve learned. It’s a great milestone for them.”

Read the rest of my story in the January/February issue of On the Record here.

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