Carmen introduced everybody to Jana Pierson who will be teaching DA106: Dental and Medical Emergency Management and DA202: Dental Materials. Jana is a native of the Rogue Valley area just received her master’s degree and she has been a dental hygienist for 18 years. This is Jana’s first teaching experience and she is having fun and excited to be at RCC! Briefly, Teri updated the dental assistant staff with the new position changes. First, Kevin Hoff has elected to step in and take the SOHOPE Director position that will allow him to work closer with students and staff.
Kristy Brown, a senior in the department of political science at The University of Memphis that works at the Tennessee Treasury Legal Compliance & Audit department as a legislative aide and as a weekend Unit Coordinator at Methodist University Hospital. Kristy spends her free time as an active member of Phi Sigma Alpha, a Political Science Honors Society and a mentor for The Tiger Success Institute for first generation college grads. A budding philanthropist that is actively involved in her community by volunteering for various non profit programs, such as the Junior League of Memphis and assisting in the planning of Expungement Clinics, a community wide event that helps to clean the records of those that have paid their debt to society. Kristy
Commit-2-Change (C2C) is a child-focused aid organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of female orphans in India through education and related programming. Since its establishment, C2C has supported over 400 children in their efforts to build a better future for themselves and women in India. Sejal Gehani and Sumana Setty are co-founders of Commit2Change Sejal was Family Nurse Practitioner working at Boston university medical center. She also worked at Sydney Borum Homeless Youth shelter. She has built her life around healing the adolescent population through a holistic approach.
Originally, she wanted to become a nurse but knew her mother could not afford it. During the interview Tracy said, “I was a hothead during high school and I knew that the army could teach me the discipline that I needed.” Before entering the Military, she obtained a masters in Healthcare Education and minor in Adolescent Counseling/ Phycology. In July of 2012 she started her third and final deployment in Afghanistan Kuwait. Her role of Accountability and Strength Management simply meant that she accounted for all soldiers and units in the field. She stated that the only stressful aspect of her job occurred when soldiers went missing, one aspect of her duties including enforcing the rule of no soldier went home until their “buddy” was found.
During her childhood, she go out for hours and explore the wilderness around her house, which played a significant role in shaping her life as a scientist. Another influence that contributed to her interest was her mother, who nursed sick and injured birds in the neighborhood. Her family moved to Florida when she was twelve and this is where her interest in the ocean took off. She began certified with SCUBA gear and obtained degrees in Botany. She went on to have several expeditions with over one thousand diving hours and has published much of her research, some of which can be found in the
A couple of weeks ago, my sister’s fiancé sent me a text asking me if I want to meet Richard Petty. My heart started pounding with excitement when I read that message. My sister’s fiancé gave me the details about where Richard Petty was going to be at and I could not wait for the day that I would be standing beside a NASCAR legend. On July 17, Richard Petty came to the Rite Aid corporate office to support their annual carnival for the kid’s event to raise money for the children’s miracle Network and Hershey Childrens hospital. In the early morning of July 17, my mom and I got cleaned up, and then we drove to the event.
I have been to Camp Marist for 6 years. 1 year in La Petite, 2 years in Sunset, 1 year in Scot’s Lodge and 2 years in Sailor’s Cottage. I have looked up to all of the Prefects and Staff in each of those cabins, and I have known that I have wanted to be like them one day ever since Sunset when I met my prefect Megan Joyce Fisher. She was always so happy and enthusiastic, and spread her joy to all of her little sunset girls
She pursued a certificate to be a Lifeguard and a Water Safety Instructor within days of the required age limit. She graduated high school near the top of her class and then joined the Air Force and graduated from security police tech school at the top of her class. As a Security Police Investigator, she was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. After an honorable discharge, she graduated nursing school with a 4.0 GPA and has held that as her standard in her RN to BSN program. Her inspiration comes from within and has been challenged by life events such as divorce, challenging personal relationships, and breast cancer.
I have shaped my skill of evidence-based practice during the first year clinical placement. Since then have been applying the skill in my everyday life to help improve the health of my family, friends and other relatives, especially in developing the health quality of my elderly family. Recently I visited my family back in Indonesia for Christmas and I took the time to visit my 85-year-old grandmother who has been looked after by one of my aunties. For her age, my grandmother was doing very well in carrying out her activities of daily living. However, she refused to walk independently since she had a fall two days before my arrival.
In 1977, Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which supports the Gombe research, and she is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. With nineteen offices around the world, the JGI is widely recognised for community-centred conservation and development programs in Africa. Its global youth program, Roots & Shoots began in 1991 when a group of 16 local teenagers met with Goodall on her back porch in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. They were eager to discuss a range of problems they knew about from first-hand experience that caused them deep concern. The organisation now has over 10,000 groups in over 100 countries.
I am a young woman currently on the brink of adulthood, intrigued and motivated by the potential of the world around me. I am an independent, creative thinker, and am dedicated to my school and home community. Over the past two years, I have completed more than 400 hours of community service working to engage youth in global issues, sustainability, and health. I have coached youth soccer, providing a role model for young soccer players, while tutoring refugee students in her school. I strive to be as involved in my community as my studies permit.
I greatly understand the importance of bettering our school. In my community problem-solving project, Safety Before Sunshine, my peers and I are working to increase the use of sun protection by adolescents in Florida. We have devoted many hours towards our action plan, which consists mostly of our intent to implement sunscreen dispensers in various places throughout Palm Coast and Flagler Beach. We have worked with city, county, and district officials to develop our action plan devoting numerous hours working towards our goal. We plan to go further than our sunscreen dispensers and educate our community as much as possible after returning from state competition.
Women in Distress Broward County, Inc. stops violence by education, tampering and advocacy. This foundation offers emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, counseling, and education on domestic abuse. The Women in Distress agency believe in helping the participants recover from victimization, and empowering them to gain self-sufficiency. This foundation gains more than 11,654,313 dollars every year from events, and donations. Many individuals shared their personal story on Women in Distress.
When I was thirteen years old I took a trip to Itta Bena, MS to visit my grandmother, a local midwife who helped deliver 95% of the population there. On the first day of arrival we sat and talked about everything that she could possibly think of: growing up in the south, favorites foods, my grandfather but mostly we spoke about her career as a Midwife. She spoke with much passion about her career and her love for babies often saying “I love all babies… Black, blue, white or orange they all have a place in my heart”. Two years later I revisited the subject in my sophomore year child development class, though this time I began to learn the history of midwives and their tasks. Until the 20th century, when trained physicians and hospitals became the norm place of delivery, midwives provided most of the care for poor and rural women throughout the south.
A native of Dutchess County, Jackie Chatfield joined Literacy Volunteers of Dutchess County Board of Directors in 1998 (now Literacy Connections). The Board President at the time, Mark Mulpeter, recommended Jackie to the organization and the agency could not have gained a finer literacy advocate and friend. In 1996, Jackie retired from Central Hudson after 44 years of loyal service in the Community and Consumer Relations Department. Jackie brought with her that deep sense of loyalty and commitment to Literacy Connections. Quickly advocating for the organization and actively participating in events and fundraising.