NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Distribution

December 15th, 2014

 

Oulton College Students Give Back To Community


MONCTON, NB – Engaging students in the community has been an integral part of Oulton College’s approach to career-ready graduate training. Each year, students, faculty and staff from the College contribute hundreds of volunteer hours to local events and organizations.

“Oulton College has been a part of our community since 1956 and we are grateful for the opportunities our students are presented with,” says Darcie Robichaud, College President. “Community involvement is an important part of our career focused training. These experiences allow our students to grow their professional skills, network with industry professionals and most importantly develop a sense of community. We encourage our students to become involved in the community and welcome any opportunities that are presented to us.”

Most recently, students from the Policing & Corrections program provided crowd control services at the Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade, ensuring a safe and enjoyable time for all those in attendance.  Students from the College’s new Primary Care Paramedic Program have also provided first aid services for community events, including local Remembrance Day ceremonies, as well as game day services for the Moncton Wildcats and Miracles games. “I’ve been able to develop my patient interaction skills through the numerous volunteer opportunities I’ve been presented with,” said Oulton College student Evan Pratt, originally from Doaktown, New Brunswick. “I’ve really been able to practice my classroom learning in the real world through volunteering, all while being able to give back to my community,” said Amy Crane, a first year Paramedic student.

The involvement of Oulton students, faculty and staff in the community has lead to the creation of strong partnerships with local organizations as well. Since 2011, students from the Dental Education Centre have partnered with the Greater Moncton Dental Society and Moncton Headstart to help deliver the Tooth Fairy program – a program that ensures certain adults, especially those working and earning low wages, have access to essential dental services regardless of their socio-economic status.

“Each year the demand for the program exceeds more than it can support, and with this knowledge, the Tooth Fairies have great passion to continue to grow this program. Oulton College continues to be a strong supporter of this program through their Dental Education Centre. Our partnership has allowed us to serve the needs of our community by sharing resources within the dental community, all while teaching students the importance of volunteering,” says Mary O’Donnell, Executive Director of Moncton Headstart.

Oulton College students contribute to both local and international organizations annually. The Travel & Hospitality program participates in an annual holiday fundraising project focused on international outreach.

“For the 7th year in a row the Travel & Hospitality students have gotten together to help children in less fortunate countries. This year, a total of 42 boxes will be going to West Africa. To date, our students have helped more than 250 children by providing them with school supplies, small toys, a face cloth, toothbrush, soap and of course a few candies,” says Lynn Gaudet, lead instructor for the Travel & Hospitality program.

“Being able to interact with people outside of the classroom helps prepare me for the real world. It’s nice to be making a difference in our community,” said Oulton College student, Nathan Phillips originally from Miramichi, New Brunswick.

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Located in Moncton New Brunswick, Oulton College has been offering career focused education to students from all across Canada since 1956. Oulton College offers training in four faculties: Health Science, Business, Human Services and Information Technology. With a student population of 700 and growing, Oulton College continues to offer a hands-on approach that helps graduates gain employment in their field of study.


Media Contact:
Ryan Sargent
Admissions & Marketing Strategist
T: 1-888-757-2020 x 118
C: 506-875-1607
E: rsargent@oultoncollege.com

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Distribution

December 15th, 2014

 

Oulton College Students Give Back To Community


MONCTON, NB – Engaging students in the community has been an integral part of Oulton College’s approach to career-ready graduate training. Each year, students, faculty and staff from the College contribute hundreds of volunteer hours to local events and organizations.

“Oulton College has been a part of our community since 1956 and we are grateful for the opportunities our students are presented with,” says Darcie Robichaud, College President. “Community involvement is an important part of our career focused training. These experiences allow our students to grow their professional skills, network with industry professionals and most importantly develop a sense of community. We encourage our students to become involved in the community and welcome any opportunities that are presented to us.”

Most recently, students from the Policing & Corrections program provided crowd control services at the Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade, ensuring a safe and enjoyable time for all those in attendance.  Students from the College’s new Primary Care Paramedic Program have also provided first aid services for community events, including local Remembrance Day ceremonies, as well as game day services for the Moncton Wildcats and Miracles games. “I’ve been able to develop my patient interaction skills through the numerous volunteer opportunities I’ve been presented with,” said Oulton College student Evan Pratt, originally from Doaktown, New Brunswick. “I’ve really been able to practice my classroom learning in the real world through volunteering, all while being able to give back to my community,” said Amy Crane, a first year Paramedic student.

The involvement of Oulton students, faculty and staff in the community has lead to the creation of strong partnerships with local organizations as well. Since 2011, students from the Dental Education Centre have partnered with the Greater Moncton Dental Society and Moncton Headstart to help deliver the Tooth Fairy program – a program that ensures certain adults, especially those working and earning low wages, have access to essential dental services regardless of their socio-economic status.

“Each year the demand for the program exceeds more than it can support, and with this knowledge, the Tooth Fairies have great passion to continue to grow this program. Oulton College continues to be a strong supporter of this program through their Dental Education Centre. Our partnership has allowed us to serve the needs of our community by sharing resources within the dental community, all while teaching students the importance of volunteering,” says Mary O’Donnell, Executive Director of Moncton Headstart.

Oulton College students contribute to both local and international organizations annually. The Travel & Hospitality program participates in an annual holiday fundraising project focused on international outreach.

“For the 7th year in a row the Travel & Hospitality students have gotten together to help children in less fortunate countries. This year, a total of 42 boxes will be going to West Africa. To date, our students have helped more than 250 children by providing them with school supplies, small toys, a face cloth, toothbrush, soap and of course a few candies,” says Lynn Gaudet, lead instructor for the Travel & Hospitality program.

“Being able to interact with people outside of the classroom helps prepare me for the real world. It’s nice to be making a difference in our community,” said Oulton College student, Nathan Phillips originally from Miramichi, New Brunswick.

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Located in Moncton New Brunswick, Oulton College has been offering career focused education to students from all across Canada since 1956. Oulton College offers training in four faculties: Health Science, Business, Human Services and Information Technology. With a student population of 700 and growing, Oulton College continues to offer a hands-on approach that helps graduates gain employment in their field of study.


Media Contact:
Ryan Sargent
Admissions & Marketing Strategist
T: 1-888-757-2020 x 118
C: 506-875-1607
E: rsargent@oultoncollege.com

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