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.”
Amin added, “Overall, the competition was a great experience and I’d recommend it to my peers because it served as a review for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Radiography Certification exam that’s coming up.”
Also competing alongside Amin and Tomlin were the following: Sean Andreis, Nicole Berrier, Corrie Castro, Lyndsay Dingel, Leslie Harbuck, Brianna Kupras, Allen Parran, Dantley Redmon, Amanda Richards, Matthew Steiner, and Jennifer Weatherston.
Students Mechelle Rhodes and Ashley Zavala won first place for their scientific display on kidney stones.
For more information about WCC’s radiography program, visit www.wccnet.edu/academics/programs/view/program/APRAD/.
By Princess Gabbara
Writer, Public Relations