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  • 1. San Joaquin Valley College
    Physician Assistant Program 2011/2012

2. Community/Public service
3. Community/Public service
SJVC PA students participated in a school organized Blood Drive with the American Red Cross.
4. Community/Public service
In collaboration with JCPenney and The Salvation Army, SJVC PA students adopted 2 homeless families this Christmas Holiday. Clothing, appliances and toys for the children were collected and donated to both families.
SJVC PA Students organized a toy drive.All the toys collected went towards the Visalia Harley-Davidson Toy drive benefiting those that cannot afford toys for the holidays.
5. Community/Public service
SJVC organized a canned food drive to support the Visalia Emergency Aid Council.Every year the Visalia Emergency Aid feeds over 10,000 families in the community.
PA students participated in a school organized Coat drive to support members of the community that could not afford to provide coats for their families.
6. Community/Public service
SJVC PA students volunteering for the Salvation Army in order to raise funds and help the poor and homeless this holiday season.
7. Community/Public service
SJVC students celebrated PA week by honoring local PAs all across San Joaquin and Tulare County by delivering coffee and pastries. Providers were also invited to PA celebration at a SJVC PAsponsored local venue.
8. Public Education
9. Public Education
In order to combat the obesity problems in our community, SJVC PA Students visited local elementary schools and spoke about the importance of eating healthy and exercising.They gave each student a pedometer and encouraged them to get a minimum of 3,000 steps a day.
Our Goal as future health care providers is intervening at a younger age to help decrease the rise of childhood obesity and diabetes within our community.
10. Public Education
World Diabetes Day, SJVC PA students organized and lead World Diabetes Day, out in a local awareness and prevention project throughout our community in order to better educate people on diabetes as well as healthy eating, exercise and prevention.
Brochures and education material were distributed in both English and Spanish .
11. Public Education
SJVC PA Students went to local Elementary Schools and taught students about the importance of hand washing.They explained how germs can get them sick, taught them the proper hand washing techniques.They left posters, Purell, and hand washing activities for the children and their families.
12. diversity
13. diversity
The student body consists of 30 students, most from the Central San Joaquin Valley.
Diversity is displayed by a total of 21 different foreign languages and over 19 ethnic backgrounds among our SJVC students
Ethnic backgrounds include: Nigerian, Italian, Swedish, Vietnames, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Salvadorian,Ukrainian, Romanian,Iranian, Pakistani, Mexican, Native American, Peruvian, African American, Caucasian, Indian, and Hmong.
14. diversity
SJVC PA program also boasts 20 % Veterans and have several students who plan on serving in the military after graduation.
15. diversity
SJVC PA program hosted a cultural diversity day on campus. In collaboration with local tribes we organized a Native American booth to educate our community over the different tribes, territories and language differences that are found in our region.
16. Professional Advocacy
17. Professional Advocacy
SJVC Student Representative Steven Hauswirth PA-S with State representative Stewart Anderson. On behalf of Assemblywoman Connie Conway a proclamation in recognition of PA week 2010
State Representative Stewart Anderson thanking SJVC Physician Assistant students for their work and commitment to the people of the Central Valley of California
18. Professional Advocacy
SJVCPA Student representative, Steven Hauswirth, speaking at the County Board of Supervisors to declare October 6-12, 2010 as "Physician Assistants Week throughout Tulare County
19. Professional Advocacy
The founding officers of the SJVC Student Veterans Caucus have kicked off their first official function by participating in the AAPA Project Access project.
Speaking to local ROTC cadets at Lemoore HS about the PA profession, what it takes to get there, and how their military experience helped them get to where they are now.
20. Professional Advocacy
Luis Archilla, SJVC alumni, awarded the LAMP award for his position held on the SAAPA Board.
PA and SJVC instructor Jed Grant awarded the LAMP award for his dedication in the classroom and to his students.
Jason Sanchez, SJVC alumni, awarded the LAMPaward for beginning the SJVC Alumni Organization.
21. Fund raising
22. Fund Raiser
SJVC Students participated and raised money forDown Syndrome in the annual Step up for Downs Syndrome walk at Hoover High School.SJVC students were part of Team Emma Ann.The annual walk had over 1450 walkers and raised over $54,000.
23. Fund raiser
On Jan 2010, SJVC PA Students participated and volunteered at:
The 6th Annual Race Against Hunger on Thanksgiving.There were over 3300 Participants and the event raised over $65,000 and fed over 2500 families.
SJVC PA students alone raised over $1250 for the event.
24. Fund raiser
SJVC PA Students organized a Breast Cancer Bake Sale to benefit:
The Susan G Komen foundation.
Weraised over $140 by selling a variety of pink pastries and pink punch. All the money raised went towards finding a cure for Breast Cancer.
25. Fund raising
SJVC PA students participated in:
The 11th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk in September.
The walk raised around $15,000 for the Valley Animal Center, Fresnos premier no-kill animal shelter
26. Fund raiser
During 2010 CAPA Conferences in Palm Springs, SJVC Students participated and donated to:
The Suzanne Jackson Breast Cancer Fund of the Desert Cancer foundation.
This Foundation provides free mammograms to residents of the Coachella Valley who are uninsured or unable to afford preventative testing.
27. Fund Raising
In collaboration with 93.7 KISS Country FM, Lexus of Fresno and TACHI Hotel & Casino, SJVC students volunteered at:
The 12th annual Children's Hospital Radio-A-thon.
Our work alone raised over $12,440 for the Children and Families of Central California and beyond.
28. Fund raising
2010 SJVC PA students took part in:
The American Cancer Societies Relay For Life of Visalia
In 24 hr, over $1,716.00was raised for the American Cancer Society
29. Fund Raising
SJVC PA students raised money for their program by doing multiple fundraisers. Throughout the year
They participated in a fundraiser at Mimis Caf, designed their own bumper sticker and t-shirt which they sold at CAPA and at other PA events, they made tamales, bake sales and sold them during the holidays.
All money raised went towards school events, donations to various charities, as well as the purchasing of Pastries and Coffee for local working Physician Assistant in our community in celebration and in recognition of PA week.
Class bumper sticker
Class T-shirts
30. Class Unity
31. Class Unity
Through class unity and team building, SJVC students continue to show commitment and dedication in learning clinical skills and techniques to better serve our communities.
32. Class Unity
SJVC students attended the annual CAPA conference during PA week.While in attendance they supported students in PA idol, Class Cheer and student Challenge Bowl.
SJVC Senior Class Vice President won the 2010 American PA Idol,
SJVC Junior Class won the 2010 CAPA Cheerleading Competition
33. Class Unity
SJVC students coordinated good luck potlucks, BBQs, and Birthday Celebrations with both the junior and senior classes.Also the senior class set up a mentorship with the junior class.This allowed the seniors to give advice and encouragement to the Junior class.
34. Class Unity
SJVC students held the 1st Annual Christmas Potluck and White Elephant Gift Exchange.
With full class participation PA Students made tamales during a week long fundraising event.
35. Mentorship
SJVC PA students set up mentorships with other PA students they met at CAPA conference.
Students communicate 3-4 times a month discussing community involvement, school activities, and study tips.
Mentorships were set up with USC, UC Davis, and Tuoro
Kristen McKenna: USC
Jenny Black: SJVC
36. Workw/Constituent Org.
37. Workw/Constituent Org.
IMPACT 2010AAPAs 38th Annual PA Conference.
SJVC PA Student Steven Hauswirth along side Benjamin Olmeda PA student from Yale Physician Associate
Both winner and recipient of the LtCol David Gwinn/Veterans Caucus Scholarship
38. Workw/Constituent Org.
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), in partnership and collaboration with the California Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) Awarded:
California's first scholarships in Student/Resident Experiences and Rotations in Community Health Program (Cal-SEARCH) were given to 5 SJVC PA Students.
39. Workw/Constituent Org.
SJVCPA Student representative Steven Hauswirth at the AAPA annual conference in Atlanta.
He was awarded SJVC first recipient of an AAPA Veteran's Caucus Scholarship for academic achievement, service and professionalism.
During his time there he attended and was involved in representing SJVC and