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Dr. Steve O’Neal (Biology)—Aquatic Biology 3304

Students participated in the Blue Thumb Project for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission (stream monitoring).

LeaAnne Hume (Nursing)—Community Nursing 3126

The students served Elk City Middle School, Burcham Elementary, trained RAs and student teachers at SWOSU (blood-borne pathogens and disease prevention), EBC Daycare, Sterling House (hypertension prevention and treatment), Weatherford Living Center (stroke workshop), and Weatherford Head Start (childhood hygiene).

Brandi Fowler (Allied Health Sciences)—Health Care Administration

Students have volunteered their services at a variety of sites—Weatherford Living Center, Weatherford Regional Hospital, Jim Thorpe Rehab at Integris Clinton, and even projects on campus for campus, such as preparation of new employee/faculty manuals for HIM and  databases, etc. for the School of Allied Health.

Dr. Bill Kelly (Chemistry)—Chem 4901—Senior Seminar

Pairs of students directed complementary school science lessons to stimulate interest in younger students for Cub Scout Pack 255, Weatherford.

Dr. Viki Craig (Language and Literature)--Young Adult Literature and Teaching H.S. English

  1. English Education majors and others in the YA class volunteered in pairs to help with an after-school program in ELL for K and Pre-K students at Burcham Elementary in Weatherford. They helped with second-language acquisition via immersion activities and saw the theories at work.
  2. English Ed Methods students planned and taught lessons in reading and composition to an ENGL 1113 class.

Roxanne Clifton (Medical Technology, Sayre)—Lab Clinicals (I, II, III) and 1002 Phlebotomy Practicum

Students served Great Plains Medical Center, Elk City, WRH in Weatherford, preparing to master a list of competencies necessary for entry-level MLT positions.

Dr. Nina Morris (Pharmacy) Pharmacy Practice

Her students volunteered with the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce Health Fair.

(This is a brief sampling current projects; many other professors and instructors have reported similar SL projects on our campus in the past, including courses from areas other than the above—Technology, Art, Radiologic Technology, Music Therapy, Reading Instruction, and Parks and Recreation Management, for example.)