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They've Been to London . . .

A spring break adventure gave SC students Kate Hutchens and Theresa Laws the chance to experience London's famed double-decker buses. Sponsored by the theatre department, the trip gave students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and friends of SC a lok at southeast England and at British culture, history, and the arts. Next year's theatre trip will be to New York City to hear SC's A Cappella Choir sing at Carnegie Hall on Palm Sunday 2005, and then will continue five days to study the arts. For more information contact Roger Moon, rsmoon@sckans.edu.

Nurses Work With Navajo in Chinle

A spring break visit to the Navajo Reservation at Chinle, Ariz., gave several SC nursing students and faculty the chance to practice their nursing skills while learning about the health of a different culture.

Ragena Dobney’90 is the pediatric nursing supervisor at the Chinle Service Unit Hospital, which serves the Navajo people who live on the reservation. Because Ragena has been in the Chinle Hospital for several years and because of her ties to SC, she invited the SCANS members to visit during spring break. Students worked with nurses in the hospital in several units: pediatrics, obstetrics, postpartum, emergency, and surgery.

Shelley Meyer and Karen McDonald worked in labor and delivery with a young Navajo woman who was in labor.

Ruthie Anyasi participated with the surgery nurses and nurse anesthetist in three surgeries. She was able to start several intravenous lines.

Dedria Decker worked with the staff in the emergency room which was very busy. During one day, six patients were flown out of Chinle to hospitals in Flagstaff and Phoenix.

Bonnie Haslouer worked with pediatric patients. A premature infant was admitted who had to be placed under bili-lights so Bonnie was able to use her infant assessment skills.

The students were also able to learn the importance of family in health and health promotion for the Navajo.

A special welcoming ceremony was held for the student nurses and faculty advisors at the Hogan located just outside the Chinle Hospital. The Hogan is where special ceremonies are held, such as weddings.

A highlight of the trip was a 1½ mile hike down into the Canyon de Shelly. The strenuous trek was led by Tanner Lundy ’01, faculty advisor and SC assistant soccer coach, who made the trip down in 20 minutes. He was waiting for the group in a shady area near the river where sheep grazed as their Navajo woman herder tended them.

This is the fourth spring break trip sponsored by the SCANS organization. Previous trips have been to Juarez, Mexico, to work with staff in clinics for the indigent. A trip to Ecuador is being planned for spring break 2005.

Photo shown above left: Dedria Decker, Jane Schlickau, Bonnie Haslouer, Shelley Meyer, Ruthie Anyasi, Karen McDonald stand in front of the hogan which is used for ceremonies outside the Chinle Hospital. Shown above right, McDonald, Haslouer, Meyer, Decker, and Anyasi take a break on the way back up to the top of the canyon.

Three members of the Southwestern College Board of Trustees were honored and named emeritus trustees during the group’s April meeting. Completing term-limited service were (l. to r.) Leon Mattocks ’74, Jim Reed ’64, and Allen Lundeen ’54

Faculty and staff were honored by students and peers during end-of-year ceremonies. Receiving SGA citations for outstanding faculty and staff were (in left photo) Cheryl Rude, assistant professor of leadership studies; and Andy Sheppard, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. Shown in the right photo are Russ Schoech, Fassnacht Outstanding Administrator award; Pat Boggs, Fassnacht Outstanding Staff award; and Michael Wood, United Methodist Exemplary Teacher award. Not pictured is Marguerite Regan, Fassnacht Oustanding Faculty award.

Professional Studies Awards

•Affiliate Faculty Newcomer of the Year: K. Tyler Brewer
•Affiliate Faculty Member of the Year: Jeni McRay
•Educational Partner of the Year: LSI Logic (now known as Engenio)

Masterbuilders, the six graduating students who best exemplify the spirit of Southwestern College, were chosen by the campus community.

2004 recipients are (l. to r.) Claire Myers, Rachel Ferguson, Aron Fast, Andrea Mohr, and Amy Tiger. Not pictured is Brian Holthus.

  Candidates for 2004 Outstanding Student Athlete were (l. to r.), Andrea Mohr, Rachel Ferguson, Niki Nicholas, Amy Tiger (recipient), Missy Lungren, Aron Fast (recipient), Calan Powers, Hector Muñoz, Jeromy Jones, Teresa Harden, and (not pictured) Casey Abernethy.