Health Sciences Charter School MASH Camp at Trocaire College

Our Admissions Office recently hosted students from the Health Sciences Charter School (HSCS) for their bi-annual MASH camp on Thursday October 18, 2012.  HSCS describes MASH camp as, “All day events held at our Founding Partners’ organizations and/or at our Education / Experience Collaborators.  Students are exposed to real life work experiences and have the unique opportunity to explore multiple careers in the healthcare and bio-sciences industries.  These are two of the most favorite days of the school year for our students.” The Health Sciences Charter School is a relatively new high school with 9th, 10th, and 11th grade classes located on Ellicott Street in Buffalo, NY.

Trocaire College Admissions Counselors Jen Ehlinger-Saj and Shary Kempton presented on our academic programs and admissions related material to the students.  Dr. Mike LaFever, Dean of Program Development and Enrollment Management, provided information on our new Healthcare Informatics program.  Later in the morning Janet McGrath and Mary Roche presented on important information from the Financial Aid Office.

The students enjoyed  hands-on experiences in the Nursing Lab and Simulation Lab thanks to Nursing Faculty Alice Duszkiewicz, Peggy Tighe, and John Anderson as well as some of our very own Trocaire students. During their tour of campus, the students stopped into the TOP (Trocaire Opportunity Program) Office and heard from Director Peg Babcock and Assistant Director Roman Shchurowsky.  Lucy Bungo, Reference and User Services Librarian, gave the students a tour of the library and educated them on what the library has to offer Trocaire students.  Later, the Director of our Dietetic Technology program, Kathy Border, presented a personalized power point on the program, as well as a healthy snack demonstration, including food sampling.  Program Director Nicole Miller taught the students what a career in Health Information Technology would allow them to do in the future, while Gabriella Jenica taught them about the Medical Assistant field.  The students won prizes, such as Trocaire T-shirts, hats, and mugs, by answering questions based on the day’s presentations.

Thank you to all who made this visit a success.  The students had a great time!  We’re looking forward to hosting students for the next MASH camp!