Special thanks to Medical Assisting Program Instructor Andrea Burke for her time and effort in organizing this spring’s Blood Drive, which was facilitated in conjunction with the Heartland Blood Center. Additional thanks go out to the many Medical Assisting students that participated, as well as Program Director Chandra Hurt for her assistance throughout the course of the event.
Special thanks to Medical Assisting Program Director Chandra Hurt for facilitating the event alongside Heartland, and for the volunteer efforts of students Azzitta Newton and Justine Renteria of the Medical Assisting Program who donated their time throughout the course of the day.
Northwestern College would like to announce that Health Information Technology (HIT) Instructor Christopher Wheat, B.A. RHIT has been awarded the Illinois Health Information Management Association’s (ILHIMA) 2015 “Outstanding New Professional” award! While Wheat may be a newer faculty member at the College, assigned to its Bridgeview Campus, he is no stranger there. Wheat earned his Associate in Applied Science Degree in HIT from Northwestern College in December 2012. According to Theresa L. Jones, ILHIMA Past-President, Wheat was awarded this esteemed honor in recognition of his contributions to ILHIMA. The award was bestowed to him in mid-April before his peers at ILHIMA’s Annual Meeting held in Springfield, Illinois.
Northwestern College’s Bridgeview and Chicago Campuses will be hosting a joint Career Fair for students and the community on Thursday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon at its Bridgeview Campus located at 7725 S. Harlem Avenue. Approximately twenty five (25) businesses and employers have already confirmed their attendance at these two events, with several additional employers expressing significant interest. The College finds it imperative to do everything it can to assist its students in obtaining employment.
On Monday, May 4th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, Northwestern College will host its annual spring Blood Drive in Room 104 at its Bridgeview Campus located at 7725 S. Harlem Avenue. Students, employees, faculty, and members of the public are invited to participate. Members of the public can check in at the Security Desk in the main lobby where they will be directed to Room 104.
On Thursday, May 7th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, Northwestern College will host its annual spring Blood Drive in the Academic Center at its Chicago-Jefferson Park Campus located at 4811 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Students, employees, faculty, and members of the public are invited to participate.
Northwestern College was pleased to announce that this week its Director of Government Relations, Laura Pollastrini, met with US Congressman Peter Roskam [IL-06] to discuss various issues concerning higher education, particularly those issues affecting proprietary and family owned colleges here in Illinois. Traditional verses the “new traditional” college student, burgeoning student loans, and the continual flow of new regulations being promulgated by the US Department of Education were some of the topics raised.
Northwestern College President Lawrence Schumacher and his wife Gail, the College’s Executive Vice President of Operations, recently had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC to meet with numerous Congressional leaders, most importantly, those heading up the US House Education and Workforce Committee. The purpose of the trip was to discuss higher education, the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and most importantly, the impact that the federal regulatory agenda was having on family-owned institutions like Northwestern College, a 113 year old college located in the Chicagoland area.
This week Northwestern College was pleased to welcome Illinois State Representative Mary Flowers of the 30th District to its Bridgeview Campus for a tour and to meet some of its faculty and administrators. It was Representative Flowers’ first visit to the College, which provided an opportunity for her to meet numerous instructors and to view the various student labs, many of which featured healthcare technology. Known for her strong and passionate voice for children, women, seniors, and those in need of critical health care, the College especially appreciated the opportunity to show Rep. Flowers its own growth in the health care arena through the addition of its Radiologic Technology, Nursing, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs over the past five years.