Welcome Week events were planned and coordinated at the Medical Education Campus (MEC) by Student Life Senior Advisor Patricia Martin-Mattocks. Held the week of August 24, events and programs are designed to educate, acclimate and integrate new and returning students into campus life for the current academic year.
Students learned what the College and the MEC has to offer. Everything from financial planning, auxiliary services, library technology, NOVACares, career and experiential learning services to community resources like Access Hope, Young Invincibles (medical sign-up assistance) and Wells Fargo (offered ways to establish or improve credit, manage debt, scholarships, etc.) were covered.
In addition, plenty of information was given about volunteering and becoming members of the clubs and organizations at the MEC. Students were also reminded of the MEC Passport – their gateway to the special events and free food, games, caricatures, magnet photos, dancing, prizes and giveaways.
“We are excited to welcome so many students and to help them start the year off strong,” said Maria Nieto-Shahsavarian, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Beta Nu Psi Chapter advisor.
The MEC Welcome Week provided students, faculty, staff and community resource members an opportunity to mingle, have fun and get inspired for the academic year ahead.