CCC students presented their findings on various health-related topics during a Health & Wellness Expo in the Commons on Spencer Hill campus on Nov. 30, 2017.
The Expo was a collaborative event planned by students and professors from five courses, intentionally teaching and informing fellow Red Barons about health-related topics such as suicide prevention, drug abuse, sleep health, sexually transmitted diseases, and diabetes.
Students researched their topics and presented their findings using poster boards, games, flashcards, art, physical activities, and various other creative methods during the three-hour Expo.
Adrienna Dunn, a student garbed in a floral blazer and a white “We Stand Together” t-shirt, completed her research on sexual and violent abuse. Her mantra for the day, “We Stand Together,” expressed emotional support for those who have experienced, or know someone who has experienced, abuse. Dunn also pieced together an educational poster highlighting her research and an art-based activity to spread awareness.
Dunn’s poster cited several statistics, including this one from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: on average, 20 people per minute experience some sort of violence or abuse in their life. In support of taking a stand, she gathered paint and encouraged fellow students to paint their hands and leave a handprint on a foam board that displayed the “We Stand Together” tagline.
Several students exhibited their research in similar fashions—all with the purpose of educating the college community.
“This is so exciting!” Rosemary Anthony, who is launching the new Community and Public Health education program at CCC, said at the event. “Some students have been working on this for a good portion of the semester. The research that some of these students have completed is extensive, deep, and meaningful. Through this project, these students learned collaboration skills, how to conduct research, analyze data, and communicate results.”