Lansing Community College

LCC Medical Assistant faculty receives award from ACCT

Diane Roose portrait

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has named LCC's Diane Roose as the recipient of the 2023 Central Region William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award.

With just two years of service at LCC, Diane is already garnering national attention as the Medical Assistant Program's lead faculty member.

Roose's regional-level award marks her as a finalist for the national honor, which will be presented in October in Las Vegas.

She joined LCC in 2021, after several years at Macomb Community College, and immediately took the lead in updating and streamlining the college's Medical Assistant Program to meet changing accreditation and industry standards. Roose helped advance LCC's traditional Medical Assistant Program and the college's Sparrow Hospital Apprenticeship.

For Roose, teaching is about more than the facts and figures of the curriculum. She enjoys helping students explore their chosen field, learn to listen to their patients and develop a curiosity for continuous learning that will guide them long after they finish at LCC.

"Excellence in teaching, to me, means that students get a sense of commitment to their career and that they have integrity," Roose said. "It's my job to show them the way and help instill a commitment to education where learning never ends."

In addition to her work with LCC students and industry partners, Roose represents LCC on the national stage. She has twice presented at the American Association of Community Colleges conference and served as president of The National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges.

Roose was nominated for the ACCT award by LCC Board of Trustees Chair Angela Mathews.

This is the second year running that LCC has been represented in the annual ACCT awards. In 2022, LCC's Board of Trustees received the regional Charles Kennedy Equity Award and LCC Trustee Robert Proctor received the M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award.


About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 14,500 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The Transfer Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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