Students Lend Hands and Skills to Health Fair
Jul 30, 2012
On Friday, July 20, Director of Health Care Education Bonnie Kiefer, Instructor Theresa Collins, and medical assisting students from the Louisville Campus partnered with Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center to provide blood pressure checks and glucose testing at the WHAS 11 Health & Fitness Expo.
Medical assisting student Brittany Stice put attendees at ease as she chatted with them while performing the screenings. Brittany said she enjoyed volunteering at the fair and she felt that the experience will be great to include on her resume.
“Today National College is another set of hands,” said Monica Leprad, director of neighborhood transformation for Shawnee. “They help better equip us to come out in the community to share our story and to do screenings. I know it’s an opportunity for their students to get some hands-on training so it’s a win-win,” she explained. Ms. Leprad said Shawnee was participating in the health fair to share information about the services that they provide and to encourage healthy lifestyles. This was the third health fair in which Shawnee has partnered with the Louisville Campus
“The students are wonderful. They truly have been a face for us as far as how they connect with individuals who come up to our table,” said Ms. Leprad.
Louisville medical assisting student Brittany Stice is pictured doing a blood pressure screening at the WHAS 11 Health & Fitness Expo.
Medical: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree (MAA)