North campus helps in a worthy cause

From left, North campus employees Myrna Gonzalez, Robbie Murphy, and Rhonda Bell were among the many employees and students who volunteered at the health fair.

A large group of North campus employees and students provided valuable volunteer help to area residents during the recent community health fair that was held at the Fellowship of the Nations church in North Shore. The annual health fair provides residents with a range of health services, with a primary goal of providing immunization shots for children before the beginning of another school year.

North campus vocational nursing students helped administer immunizations, and also helped to provide glucose and cholesterol screening and blood pressure services. “It was a great opportunity for the students to get valuable experience dealing with the public,” commented Robbie Murphy, a North campus nursing instructor who helped coordinate the event. “Overall, we served approximately 1,940 people who came through registration representing 600 families.”

The North campus nursing faculty went all out to make the health fair successful. “We had a 100 percent nursing faculty representation at the health fair,” commented Rhonda Bell, a North campus nursing instructor who was very involved in volunteer activities.

Dr. Allatia Harris, North campus president, Charlotte Jackson, North campus events coordinator, and many other North campus staff members were on hand to network with people and to lend a helping hand wherever needed.

Kudos to all of the dedicated employees and students who volunteered their time and effort for the worthwhile cause, and thanks for representing San Jacinto College in such a positive and professional manner.