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Always Aiming Higher
Through numerous fellowship and partnership opportunities Stanbridge University students foster their classroom skills while meeting community needs. Each partnership offers students rewarding and impactful educational experiences.
MSOT Student, Ms. Whitney Boetel
Project Partner: The WAVES Project, Inc.
Ms. Whitney Boetel volunteered with the WAVES Project, providing access to therapeutic scuba diving experiences for wounded American combat veterans with spinal cord injuries, PTSD, amputations, and other impairments. Ms. Boetel’s work with WAVES helped expand its scope to allow more veterans access to the program.
OTA Student, Ms. Anneke Van Ommering
Project Partner: Life Rolls On
Ms. Anneke Van Ommering volunteered with Life Rolls On, an adaptive surfing camp for people with disabilities. Through her partnership with Life Rolls On, Ms. Ommering helped implement a needs assessment program to provide better service and engagement and helped participants catch waves at adaptive surf events.
VT Students, Ms. Margaret Han and Ms. Shelby Patrick
Project Partner: Project Wildsong
Stanbridge Veterinary Technology students Margaret Han and Shelby Patrick volunteered with Project Wildsong to work with the ambassador wolves. Ms. Han and Ms. Patrick learned to care for exotic animals and aid in wildlife conservation while helping to create and implement interactive experiences for the public to interact with and learn about wolves.
PTA Student, Mr. Karl Andres
Project Partner: OC Bike Camp and Ninja Warrior Recreation Camp
Mr. Karl Andres volunteered to support children with special needs at the OC Bike Camp at the Ninja Warrior Recreation Camp. While training volunteers, Mr. Andres’ goal was to help provide participating children the opportunities for beneficial adaptive physical engagement, independent life skills, and fun.
OTA Student, Ms. Patricia Hansen
Project Partner: High Hopes Head Injury Program
Ms. Patricia Hansen volunteered with survivors of traumatic head injuries at High Hopes Head Injury Program. Through the innovative Lokomat machine, a robot-assisted walking therapy device, Ms. Hansen gained a better understanding of how clients can use walking therapy to improve mobility and independence.
ADN Student, Ms. Jacquelyn DuVall
Project Partner: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
Ms. Jacquelyn DuVall assisted in the launch of the GetWell Network, an interactive patient care program at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. Trained as a "Super User", Ms. Duvall learned leadership and interpersonal communication skills as she helped trained other nurses and hospital staff to use the system to support patients’ health education.