Girl Planting seeds


January 26, 2009 08:42 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) once again hosted a visit from the Bergen County Youth Academy for more than 100 high school-aged young men and women. The program objective is to provide cadets with education and fun through a Police Academy format that will afford the students career path opportunities, especially in the field of emergency response. At the program’s completion, students have an official graduation ceremony.

In addition to a luncheon hosted by the medical center, Ronn Rotunda, MICP, of Hasbrouck Heights, paramedic and clinical coordinator of Paramedic Services, made a presentation on “What It Means to be an EMT-Paramedic.” Gary B. Munk, Ph.D., of New York City, NY, director of Clinical Virology, presented “The Importance of Hand Washing and the Transmission of Viruses.” Catherine Dipasquale, of Dumont, manager of Volunteer Services, gave a presentation on junior volunteering opportunities, “How to Give and Get at the Same Time: Volunteering and Pet Therapy.” Adam Dwyer, of Hackensack, supervisor, Department of Security and Parking Services, spoke on safety and security issues and Susan Kraus, RD, nutritionist, presented “A Positive Image – How Nutrition Can Help You Feel Good.”



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