On Friday,?May 7, 2010, WLC held its annual Honors Convocation to recognize student achievement. This year we included a new award – the Nurse Pioneer award, to recognize special contributions of a nursing student. Because of the perseverance, academic achievement, and courage of our inaugural nursing students, all 10 members of the BSN Class of 2012 were granted the award. Each was presented with a Littmann III Cardiology stethoscope upon which the student’s name was engraved. This year’s sponsor of the award wishes to honor her aunt, Barbara Ziesmer, for her many years of service as a nurse anesthetist in the Racine area.