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Local students to participate in health careers program

(June 19, 2005)   —   Twenty-two rising 10th graders from across eastern North Carolina have been selected to participate in the 12th annual Ventures Into Health Careers Institute at East Carolina University.

The two-week program gives minority students an opportunity to explore medicine, nursing, physical therapy, medical laboratory work and other health-related careers at ECU, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Pitt Community College and other locations. The program includes observation of health professionals at work, seminars and workshops on academic preparation for health careers, and personal development and self-awareness activities.

The Eastern Area Health Education Center sponsors the program at ECU.

The program runs from June 12-24. Following is a list of participants by county:

Beaufort County
Farah Ladak of Belhaven

Bertie County
LaShay Cherry of Windsor

Greene County
Byron Joyner of Snow Hill

Hyde County
Treka Gibbs of Swan Quarter

Lenoir County
Anthony Davis Jr., Chanteria Jackson and James Roberts Jr. of Kinston
Gregory Rouse II of LaGrange

Onslow County
Nautica Butler, Victoria Gatewood, Harvey Ingram Jr. and Jamie Johnson of Jacksonville

Perquimans County
Courtney Hunter of Belvidere, peer counselor
Tamara Gregory of Hertford

Pitt County
Christopher Bullock, Chrisopher Carr and Rashida Whitener of Greenville
Brittney Floyd of Winterville

Washington County
Kristian Hall and Candace Gibson of Plymouth

Wayne County
Imran Rauf of Goldsboro
Darryl Wright of Goldsboro, peer counselor

Reporters who would like to do stories about the students in the Summer Ventures program can follow the students while they study in an anatomy and physiology lab at the Brody School of Medicine Wednesday, June 15 from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Reporters should call the Office of News and Information at 744-2481 to set up a specific time and place to meet.


Contact: ECU News Bureau | 252-328-6481