Everett Community College advanced manufacturing student Nicole Zupke and instructor Michael Patching received awards at the American Technical Education Association national conference.
Zupke, 28, of Everett, received the national ATEA Student Award for Notable Performance in Composite Design. She was honored for her leadership in EvCC’s Boeing AerosPACE team, encouragement of future advanced manufacturing students, technical skill and 3.9 GPA.
“It’s not uncommon to see her in the lab at 6 a.m. or 10 p.m., and one will never encounter her where her countenance is anything but radiant, like a jar of lightning ready to zap the heck out of the next challenge,” said EvCC composites instructor Tim Melcher.
Zupke expects to graduate in fall 2017 with her associate degree in advanced manufacturing and certificates in composites, technical design, mechatronics and precision machining. She plans to complete mechatronics, electrical and drafting internships before earning a bachelor’s degree.
Patching, of Clinton, was honored as one of three finalists for the ATEA Outstanding Technical Teacher award. He has taught at EvCC since 2012.
Learn more at everettcc.edu/amtec.
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