Gannon’s ‘Healthy Kids at St. Ben’s’ program provides health care education

Gannon University’s Villa Maria School of Nursing faculty and students are leveraging a partnership with the Saint Benedict Child Development Center in Erie to provide health care awareness and educational opportunities to the center’s pre-school children and their families.

The program, called Healthy Kids at St. Ben’s, is sponsored through a $5,000 grant from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation, which assists organizations and institutions in enhancing the social welfare of the area.

The program will launch this coming all to serve socioeconomically disadvantaged families by providing the knowledge and tools needed to best care for their child’s health and developmental needs.

“We are a community-based program,” said Lisa Quinn, Ph.D., C.R.N.P., M.S.N., associate professor of nursing. “We look at people where they are at in our community and reach out to them in service.”

Under the leadership of Quinn and Shannon Scully, M.S.N., R.N., instructor of nursing, junior-level pediatric nursing students will

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Alabama becomes latest school to launch program assisting student-athletes with personal branding

The era of college athletes profiting off of their name, image and likeness is rapidly approaching, and several schools are developing strategies to assist their student-athletes in this new era of college athletics. Now the biggest brand in college football just joined the fray. 

Alabama announced Tuesday that it has created a program called The Advantage, which will assist and educate Crimson Tide student-athletes with the tools necessary to build and elevate their personal brands. The program, which will combine on-campus resources with external organizations, will focus on the management of each individual brand, maximizing personal social media platforms and education on financial literacy. 

“We are excited to launch this new program, which even further demonstrates our commitment to fully developing our student-athletes,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said. “We are blessed to have incredible resources on campus with our institution, allowing us to better fit our specific needs and

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Degree For Life: UVU’s Hospitality Management program made this student feel right at home | Higher Education

Angie Milbourn is a single mother of three children. She’s been working toward a college degree since she graduated from high school. It’s been a challenging and convoluted journey to UVU’s new Hospitality Management program, but it also has been rewarding and successful.

Her journey started at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), where she received an associate degree in general studies. She considered studying culinary arts and nutrition, but she decided they weren’t the right fit.

“I started to think about what I wanted to do,” Milbourn says. “I realized that I really like people and events. Hospitality management seemed like a good choice to me, and I shifted gears.”

She compared hospitality management programs at universities across the state. Milbourn discovered UVU’s online program was not only the least expensive option but also ranked as one of the best in the state and offered a plethora of helpful programs

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Quabbin senior Julia Hamel to enroll at Worcester State, join women’s basketball program

BARRE — Living the dream.

That’s how Quabbin Regional senior Julia Hamel feels these days, having signed a commitment letter last month to attend Worcester State University, where the 18-year-old will enroll as an early childhood education major and become a member of the Lancers’ women’s basketball program.

“Worcester State has actually been my dream school, my No. 1 school since I was in the sixth grade,” Hamel said during a phone interview recently. “It’s always been where I wanted to go. But, it also helped that the basketball program is amazing and the school’s early childhood education major is considered one of the top programs of its kind in New England.”

Hamel, a senior captain for the Panthers this season, averaged 8.2 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists per game while helping to lead Quabbin to an 11-1 record and the Pod 6 championship. After starting 1-1, the Panthers

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