NWTC and Northwestern partner for MASH CAMP

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NWTC and Northwestern partner for MASH CAMP

June 22, 2016 

MASH groupNorthwest Technology Center (NWTC) and Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Northwestern) partnered to offer the annual MASH (Medical Avenues in Service and Health) CAMP. The camp was held on the campuses of both NWTC and Northwestern in Alva, May 31-June 2. Thirty-five students from Northwest Oklahoma who will be entering the seventh grade learned many different skills including CPR training, first aid skills, wellness assessments, and leadership skills. The Wisdom Foundation, along with NWTC and Northwestern funded the camp.

"These middle school students received a great introduction into medical careers. They learned so much from our partners who provided tours and activities for these students.” NWTC Assistant Superintendent, Daren Slater said. “We also look forward to partnering in the future with Northwestern and the Wisdom Foundation to help students learn more about career possibilities in northwest Oklahoma.”

Participants enjoyed three days of learning and fun. Day one included the students engaging in team building and leadership exercises. The group also toured Northwestern’s Athletic Training Facility and the Nursing Simulation Lab.  Day two included learning CPR, and recreating a forensic investigation in the BioMedical Sciences facilities at NWTC. The last day culminated in a tour of Share Medical Center’s emergency room, laboratory, nursing facilities, physical therapy facilities and clinic. During their three-day stint the students were housed in the Northwestern’s dormitories and supervised by NWTC’s Daren Slater, Jennifer Shaw, Kate Nickel and Brooke Meyer along with Northwestern faculty members Dr. Bo Hannaford, Dr. Chandler Mead, Dr. Leslie Collins and student, Isileli Ofiu.MASH nursing

"I loved MASH CAMP. CPR training was my favorite part I know that if I have to use it, I will know what to do. I also liked going to the hospital. I learned a lot about the different opportunities in the medical field.” said Mason Bogdanovecz, a seventh grader from Alva.

Students from Alva, Fairview, Freedom, Aline-Cleo Ringwood and Waynoka participated in MASH CAMP. They included: Hannah Duke and Jaci Weber of Freedom, Robert Perot and Kaden Ramos of Waynoka, Faith Wall of Ringwood, Hannah Burchardt, Emma Morrison, Alexus Naugle, Joshua Rauch and Elizabeth Wallace of Aline-Cleo.   Participants from Alva included:  Mason Bogdanovecz, Christopher Carpenter, Bentley Cox, Chloe Durkee, Sylus Graves, Dustin Ingraham, Kate Leeper, Jenna Maier, Dalton Marteney, Mackenzie Morris, Kelton O’Neil, Dalon Percival, Mattie Pettus, Kaitlynn Rhodes, Kylie Schneider, Audrey Seibert and Kaden Slater.  Fairview participants were Emma Bach, Madisyn Chill, Kennan Clark, Traven Dobbs, Alexa Hernandez, Heath Kemple, Krista Pendergraft, Addison Spaulding, Sophie Thorp and Madison Wallace.MASH CAMP at NWOSU

According to Kelton O’Neil of Alva, “MASH CAMP was life changing. Since I know CPR, I can save a life if needed.”  

“Northwestern is proud to be a partner in this camp with Northwest Technology Center and want to thank the Wisdom Foundation for their continued support. We wanted to provide opportunities to showcase the different types of careers in the medical field while instilling the importance of math and science related to these careers and I believe the students received that. We look forward to adding more opportunities to the camp in the future,” stated Dr. Bo Hannaford, Dean of the School of Professional Studies at Northwestern.