Students in the Entertainment Management Senior Practicum course are doing more than a typical senior project – they're giving back to the Boston community.
Posted in Community Service/Service Learning
Bay State College's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is so dedicated to service learning, they've made it a core part of their curriculum! PTA students are assigned their service learning projects during their first semester, and work on them for the remainder of their two-year program. We sat down with a group of graduating PTA students - Sammi Lehr, Kaitlin Kolesnikoff and Alison Quill - to learn more about the service learning project they completed this year.
Lisa Hillengas has always been interested in understanding the human body. At the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she was a sculpture major. In her free time, she was a figure skater and Pilates instructor. It was a natural transition, then, when she decided to enroll in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Bay State College.
At Bay State College, students in our 2-year Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program come from all walks of life. Many enter the program with a degree in a different field, and all come with a unique idea about where their PTA degree will take them. When it comes time to choose a topic for their program-long service learning project, students have the opportunity to follow their passions and interests to create a project that is unique to them, but also helps the community.
Chavon Holiday inspected the two garments in front of him – one a cool, burgundy cotton sweater, the other a tattered, moth-eaten knit top. He then put some music on, and got to work. Chavon is a participant in the Green Eileen project, an initiative from Eileen Fisher to repurpose their customers' "gently loved" garments into new garments to sell. All profits support programs for women, girls and the environment.