School of Allied Health Sciences wins Traveling Turkey Award


Allied Health Sciences
SWOSU Medical Professions Club advisors Sue Ball (left) and Lisa Appeddu (right) present the Traveling Turkey Award to the SWOSU School of Allied Health Sciences faculty, staff and students for winning a food drive challenge to benefit the Agape Health Clinic in Weatherford.  Representing the AHS are  (from left): Marion Prichard, Jessica Young, Kris Mahlock, Shirley Venable, Dana Lloyd, Chris Rakunas, Paige Akin, Marcy Pye, Robert LaFrance, Jen Friesen, Zianna Stewart and Brandi Fowler.

The SWOSU Medical Professions Club recently challenged the departments of Allied Health, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Social Sciences to a food drive to benefit Weatherford’s Agape Clinic.

Students in the School of Allied Health Sciences won the challenge when they responded by collecting 2,200 food items.

According to Allied Health Associate Dean Marion Prichard, the inaugural event was started to generate friendly competition between the SWOSU departments as well as provide a vehicle to collect food for the Agape Clinic.  The School of Allied Health Sciences faculty will also be treated to a donut party in recognition of their efforts to encourage student participation in the event. 

Since 1998, the Agape Health Clinic, 912 W. Main Street, has supplied free medical and vision assistance, clothing and food to Weatherford area residents with specific needs.