"What do I want to do when I graduate?" is a question most high school students face at one time or the other. And for some, the Rutgers, School of Health Related Professions'(SHRP) Health Science Careers program helps answer that question.
The Health Science Careers program enables juniors and seniors to earn up to 31 college credits in preparation for a career in a health field. It is a program that occurs between high schools and Rutgers, SHRP and it is part of the regular high school day at each individual high school.
The program held its twenty-first and largest annual Student Recognition Ceremony on June 5, 2014 at The Rutgers University College Avenune Campus Student center. Suzanne D'Anna, MS., Health Science Careers Program Director and Julie O'Sullivan Maillet, Ph.D.,RD, Interim Dean welcomed 1301 students from 54 high schools throughout New Jersey. All 1301 students were awarded a Certificate for Participation in the Health Science Careers program. Two students from each high school who achieved academic excellence were also awarded Certificates for Academic Excellence. Julie O'Sullivan Maillet, Ph.D.,RD, Interim Dean at SHRP spoke addressing a wide range of topics, including the demand for professionals in more than 200 health care fields. Ms. Julane Miller-Ambrister, Vice President for State Government Affairs spoke the many opportunities available for students in the Health field and the need for well qualified individuals needed for the workforce in the future.
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:
Rebecca Cruz from Warren County Vocational Technical School in Washington, NJ and Rebecca Dumeng from Mary Help of Christians Academy NJ were awarded the Pat Olson Memorial Scholarship. The winners were chosen based on an essay written about the students interest in a health profession. Those students received a monetary scholarship and recognition at the Rutgers SHRP Annual Recognition ceremony held on June 5, 2014 at The Rutgers University College Avenune Campus Student center.
Ferima Ballo from Central High School in Newark and Kitans James from East Orange High School in East Orange, NJ were awarded the Clint Dozier Academic Acheivement Award. This scholarship was awarded for the students academic achievement for earning the high honor roll for eight consecutive marking periods at their high school. Those students received a monetary scholarship and recognition at the event on June 5, 2014 at The Rutgers University College Avenune Campus Student center.
Schools participating in the Heath Science Careers Program:Participating_Schools_HSC_2014_2015
We are looking forward to celebrating the twenty-second anniversary of the Rutgers, School of Health Related Professions Heath Science Careers Program on June 4th, 2015.