Monday’s visit included a tour of the SIUE School of Pharmacy. Pictured, from left, SIUE School of Pharmacy Dean Gireesh Gupchup, Vice Chancellor of Administration Ken Neher, SIU President Randy Dunn, Executive Assistant in the Office of the Chancellor Kim Durr and SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe.
Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn surprised a group of high school students Monday on their first day of the 2014 SIUE Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp. Dunn also toured and met with officials at SIUE’s National Corn to Ethanol Research Center, the SIUE School of Pharmacy, and the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability.
Dunn welcomed the 16 junior and senior high school students and encouraged them to seriously consider the SIUE School of Pharmacy.
“Any time we get an opportunity to recruit talented students and talk about the wonderful things they’re doing at the School of Pharmacy, we see that as a plus,” Dunn said.
Also greeting the summer camp students was SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe, who encouraged students to take advantage of the campus’ wonderful recreational facilities.
“The brief visit by the president and the chancellor provided great exposure for our camp participants to our university’s administration,” said Dr. Lakesha Butler, clinical associate professor in the School of Pharmacy.
The following is a schedule for the Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp for the rest of the week:
• Tuesday – students will hear from SIUE nursing faculty and students regarding a future career in nursing and spend time in the Nursing Simulation Lab
• Wednesday – students will travel to the SIU School of Dental Medicine in Alton to explore the career opportunities in the field of dentistry
• Thursday – camp participants will learn about prospective careers in the field of pharmacy and students will receive hands-on CPR training
• Friday – campers will take an ACT Preparatory Crash Course in the morning, followed by a closing ceremony sponsored by Express Scripts to culminate the camp
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