Memorial Service Held for Two Salem Students
Faculty, staff and students from the Kent State Salem Nursing Department held a small memorial service for the late Dawn M. Hornsby and the late Justin D. Kidd, both of whom were students on this campus.
Family members and friends of the two students were led outside to view a garden bench and stone markers that were purchased by the Nursing Department. When weather permits, the items will be permanently placed near the Discovery Garden and incorporated into the landscape design of that area.
Speakers included Dr. Steve Nameth, campus dean; Dr. Mary Lou Ferranto, director of the program; Janeen Kotsch, assistant professor of nursing; and Sondra O’Donnell, nursing secretary. Other students and faculty members also took turns sharing their memories of the students.
Dr. Ferranto noted that Dawn Hornsby was a senior nursing student when she passed, just weeks shy of graduation. “She was a nurse. She was an incredible nurse,” Ferranto offered. “She touched so many lives and we all learned from her. We miss her.”
Kotsch read part of a blog that her nephew, Justin Kidd, wrote. He was a first-year student on the Salem campus, considering a major in psychology. His words described his relationship with God and reflected a mature insight about the world around him. “Justin was destined for great things,” Ferranto said. “But I have a wonderful feeling that God is using him in big ways and his legacy is yet to be fully shown. We miss him, too.”
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To welcome its new birthing manikin and the infant it delivers, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing department held a baby shower complete with games, snacks, gifts and decorations.
While a traditional baby shower helps celebrate an approaching birth, this shower included a simulated birthing experience involving nursing faculty and students who are in the parent-child module of their coursework.
Kent State East Liverpool students from the Occupational Therapy Assistant and the Physical Therapist Assistant programs combined their fundraising efforts to make a monetary donation to Focus Hippotherapy, an outdoor equestrian facility in Berlin Center that treats individuals with a variety of diagnoses.
The students presented a check to Dawn Speece, owner and executive director of the facility who founded the program in 1993. Hippotherapy comes from the Greek word “hippos,” meaning horse, and is defined as treatment with the help of a horse.
Rad Tech students on the Salem Campus celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week with several activities and a luncheon. The week is traditionally observed in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country to recognize the role of radiologic technology and radiation therapy professionals in partner care and healthcare safety and to commemorate the discovery of x-rays on Nov. 8, 1895, by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen.