Northwestern College to Host Spring Blood Drive at Bridgeview Campus
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.
The Blood Drive is once again being sponsored by the College’s Medical Assisting Department in conjunction with the Heartland Blood Center.
Interested donors are asked to contact Chandra Hurt at 773-777-4220 ext. 2205 to make an appointment to donate, however walk-ins are also welcome to participate. Donors are also reminded to bring along a photo ID, to eat a good meal and to drink plenty of fluids prior to donating.
Laura Pollastrini is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and worked as a private attorney in a Chicago law firm. Her practice primarily focused on local government matters, including municipal, school district, library, township, and election law. In addition, she conducted local prosecutions for communities in Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will Counties, although she maintained clients throughout the entire State of Illinois. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Pollastrini spent a decade handling media and public relations for the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. In addition, she has five years of experience with the Illinois Senate as Legislative Aid and District Office Manager to an Illinois Senator who rose to become President of the Illinois Senate.
Currently, Pollastrini is utilizing her legal, legislative and public relations skills to advocate on behalf of Northwestern College with local, state and federal officials as well as stakeholders in government agencies and the media. She provides strategic and tactical government affairs/public relations consultation and support to both enhance the image of the school, and to adequately respond to changes in rules promulgated by the US Department of Education and laws proposed by the US Congress and Illinois General Assembly.
Pollastini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Loyola University and a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law.