MATC Nursing instructor Dr. Melanie Gray a “Notable Hero in Health Care”
Dr. Melanie Gray has distinguished herself in the Milwaukee community as a premiere educator and champion for excellence in nursing. Born and raised in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code, Gray was a first-generation college student who has earned a master’s degree in nursing education and a Ph.D. in e-learning.
Gray has served as part of the nursing faculty in the associate degree program at Milwaukee Area Technical College for 14 years. She often rises at 4 a.m. to prepare to instruct prospective nurses at MATC to begin their day at 7 a.m. Nursing instruction is an intense experience. Each student must be guided, observed, and monitored to provide safe, quality care. Nursing students must maintain the quality standards of practicing nurses.