VCOM 2022 Annual Report
Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts — When Hurricane Ida affected areas of southern Louisiana and sent evacuees north to Monroe, VCOM Louisiana students, faculty and staff rose to the occasion and joined front line efforts to provide support for those displaced by the disaster. Joined by regional disaster relief organizations, city officials and area collegiate nursing students, they completed triage forms, wrote and filled prescriptions, assisted in meeting basic hygiene needs, taking blood pressure and other vitals, and providing much needed supplies to the hundreds of evacuees who took shelter at the Monroe Civic Center. Dress for Success — VCOM-Louisiana’s Student Government Association (SGA) organized a drive for faculty, staff and students to donate gently used business clothing they
no longer wanted. SGA then hosted a Thrift Shop event on campus for medical students to shop for business attire to wear to class and community events. All proceeds collected, as well as the clothing items not purchased during the event were then donated to an organization that provides clothing for job interviews to those in need. Dixie Diehards Baseball — Students from VCOM-Louisiana’s American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) and Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) organizations partnered with the Dixie Diehard baseball league, a fun-focused baseball league for individuals with all types of disabilities to ensure the safety of the players. Students also made signs, provided goodies and cheered on the team at their last game of the season.
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