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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
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
•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.