Fall 2010 Student Articles
HSA in the Community
Community Service Liaison
Xavier MHSA students have been very busy this semester participating in a wide range of community activities. In addition to volunteering at local hospitals and the Ronald McDonald House, students have been helping at local events, such as the Pink Ribbon luncheon and the Cincinnati Bengal's Punt, Pass and Kick.
Our graduate program has also been visible at many charity walks this fall. On Sept. 25, students participated in the Hero 5k run/walk, which was organ
ized by Damien Cook, Class of 2012, in honor of his friend and high school classmate Capt. Seth Mitchell. A group of students also raised more than $350 for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center by participating in Cincinnati Walks for Kids. The students enjoyed raising money for great causes and were able to show off their new MHSA T-shirts. This
past month, students volunteered at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Taste (and Treat) of the Neighborhood fundraiser. This annual event raises money for the East Walnut Hills agency. In addition to volunteering on the day of the event, both classes competed in a contest to see which could raise the most money for their silent auction. In the end, everyone was a winner because MHSA students raised enough money to pay for two baskets.
The part-time class of 2013 is composed of 10 working professionals from a variety of hospitals and health care systems in the Tristate area. Employers include Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Hillandale Family of Communities, Humana, Select Specialty Hospital, ResCare Ohio and Mercy Hospital Western Hills. Our part-time students complete three years of study while maintaining full-time jobs at their place of employment. They also balance a practicum with their normal duties the last two years in the program. The program is pleased to welcome our newest cohort to the MHSA family.