Collin faculty and students recently took part in a program called “One Week University” at Heritage at Twin Creeks, an assisted living community in Allen.
The program brings in educators and experts to speak to residents on a variety of topics. Health Sciences Academy student Alanah Williams brought the program to the college’s attention, and professors and directors from around the college took part.
Dr. Scott Cheney, professor of English, gave a talk about 20th Century poetry. Health Sciences Director Stacy Kuenn presented “Essentials of Breathing.” Director of Polysomnographic Technology Amber Allen talked about “The Quest for ZZZZs.” Health Information Management Director Michelle Millen’s presentation was “Your Health Information … Getting It and Managing It.” And on the last day, Williams provided a cello performance before Dr. Traci Ramsey, professor of physical education, gave a presentation called “Stand Straight, Stand Tall: The Importance of Posture.”
“Hopefully we can remain involved in the program,” said Kuenn, “because we have received positive feedback from our faculty and their staff. It was a 360-degree learning experience and everyone benefited from it.”
Collin College was the second educational institution to take part in the program. Southern Methodist University has also presented a One Week University at Heritage at Twin Creeks.