GAC Presents: Dental Hygiene and Nursing Service-Learning in Bolivia, Tues., Nov. 24

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Join the GAC on Tues., Nov. 24 in the PUB 9208 from 10:30-11:20 a.m. for a presentation on “Dental Hygiene and Nursing Service Learning in Bolivia.”

Working with the Smiles Forever Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, a group of Nursing and Dental Hygiene students from Shoreline Community College had the chance of a lifetime to see firsthand how simple healthcare practices can make a difference in impoverished communities.

Led by Shoreline faculty members Katie Fleming and Lisa Libassi, this two-week program enabled students to explore medical issues and disease treatment in an environment with limited equipment. They visited the first and only dental hygiene school in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Nursing students had numerous opportunities to work in hospital and clinic settings, as well as in public health facilities and to conduct medical screening health fairs.

Join us on November 24 when Katie and Lisa will discuss how this experience gave their students a broader understanding of diverse cultures and complex health and political issues. For more information about Katie Fleming and Lisa Libassi, visit our biographies page.

Retired Shoreline Instructor Carolyn Johnson Passes

carrie johnsonRetired Shoreline instructor Carolyn (Carrie) Johnson passed away July 27, 2015.  She graduated in the first dental hygiene class of 1970, and went on to teach here at Shoreline for several years. Her husband, Dr. Neil Johnson, also taught here at Shoreline and was our clinic dentist for many years. Their daughter Lisa, graduated from our dental hygiene program and also taught here for a short time.

You can find the obituary notice for Carolyn here. A Memorial will be held in her honor August 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Dr, Mill Creek, WA 98012.

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