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'An investment in your future today is a profitable gain tomorrow'

July 9, 2013

A group of 40 high school students from northeast Indiana recently took part in an immersive, weeklong camp at IPFW, where they learned about careers in health care.

The Dental Education, Nursing and Radiography Exploration Camp at IPFW is a program of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the College of Health and Human Services, which collaborated to provide the summer enrichment programming.

Participating students got a behind-the-scenes look at the life and activities of a health care provider and learned of the requirements necessary to pursue health-related majors in college. The students chose a career field of interest before attending the camp. Each day focused on dental education, nursing or radiography. The camp concluded June 27 with a recognition program that included CPR training from the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana.

“An investment in your future today is a profitable gain tomorrow,” said Christopher Riley, assistant director of multicultural services at the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. “ODMA fosters career exploration programs such as Dental Education, Nursing and Radiography Exploration Camp to increase the incidence of students pursuing science-related fields.”

The Dental Education, Nursing, and Radiography Health Exploration Experience is sponsored by the IPFW Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with the College of Health and Human Services, IPFW Career Services and community partners CANI and Jobs for America’s Graduates.

The camp was funded by a $5,000 grant from the Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center.

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