savannah-boersmaBy: Savannah Boersma
BSN 15-Month Program
Class of October 2016

On October 21st, six Bellin College students from the STAT (Student Trips and Transformations) program set up a cardboard shack outside of Festival Foods on West Mason Street. The goal was to raise awareness about homelessness in our community, as it is a real issue that is often overlooked. We were able to draw the attention of those shopping and received both food and monetary donations for the House of Hope. More importantly though, we were able to educate the community on what homelessness means, and what one can do to help.

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Bellin College Students: Helping the homeless

Student Trips and Transformations is a service-oriented group that recently started at Bellin College. The idea came from a similar program at St. Norbert College, with the goal of nurturing health care professionals who are socially informed, empathetic and have a better understanding of the connections between health care and poverty.

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Area nursing program is making a difference for students and Haitians

Twice a year, a group of nursing students from Bellin College travel to Haiti.
They work with the locals, offering free medical care, while gaining hands-on experience.
Some students, who took the trip in April, shared their life-changing experience.
"As a nurse, you know that you can provide some things for them. So it seemed like a good opportunity to give back to those people in need," said Allison Gries, of Kaukauna.

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