MHSA Community Service Update
Community Service Chairs, Andrea Manis and Chelsea Holland
Chelsea Holland and Andrea Manis, second year students, are the Community Service Chairs for the MHSA Program. This fall, first and second year MHSA students participated in two 5k runs in the Cincinnati Community, The Color Run and The Reggae Run. The Reggae Run benefits The Make a Wish Foundation and other non-profit organizations that help children with special needs in the Cincinnati area. The Color Run supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
In September, the second year students fulfilled their graduation requirement by volunteering for The Pink Ribbon Luncheon at Duke Energy Center. The luncheon benefits Pink Ribbons, an organization that promotes breast cancer awareness and programs in Cincinnati. First year students and undergraduate HSA students also volunteered for the event.
In October, HSA students participated in Taste of the Neighborhood to support Mercy Neighborhood Ministries. HSA students volunteered in the food booths and the haunted trail to help fundraise for Mercy Neighborhood Ministries’ programs that support the Cincinnati Community.
The Community Service Chairs and the Undergraduate Director, Dr. Browne, created a mentoring program between undergraduate and graduate HSA students. The mentoring program is called HSA Student Connections Program. It was created as a way to connect graduate students from the MHSA program with undergraduate students in the BSHSA program. Through mentoring relationships, students provide advice and information to one another to assist in professional development. The Community Service Chairs are hosting a HSA Student Connections Meet and Greet where undergraduate and graduate students can network and get to know one another.