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Mohawk College professor Wendy Lawson receives national award

Professor Wendy Lawson, the program coordinator with Mohawk College's Medical Radiation Sciences Ultrasonography program, has been recognized with a 2014 College Sector Educator Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Wendy is one of five educators from across Canada to receive the award, which celebrates individuals who promote and support the development of their peers and teaching excellence at Canadian colleges.

Wendy was recognized for her contributions to both post-secondary education and professional development through national lecturing and research. Wendy has represented the sonography program in leadership roles with a number of organizations and professional boards.

In supporting Wendy's nomination, a graduate from the program wrote “Wendy has given me inspiration and aspirations for how I want my own career to progress. She has also shown me the pleasure of paying forward patience and encouragement by being a mentor myself.”

A colleague added “through her strong involvement in the profession Wendy has motivated her students to submit assigned papers to national competitions. Many of these students have gone on to receive national recognition for their work.”