On episode 46 of the Rhymes with Orange podcast, our Support Services Senior Coordinator Steph Olson shared about the Ransdell Family Health Professions Readiness & Enrichment Program (HPREP) and Coordinator of Alumni Relations Alissa Loo talked about the upcoming 18thAnnual Alumni & Friends Golf Classic. Hosted by Billy Liggett and Kate Stoneburner with University Communications, the podcast is a light-hearted way to learn more about Campbell, the amazing people associated with the University and the awesome things they do to make this world a better place.
HPREP exposes college students to a formative experience that combines academic instruction with leadership and professional development in an interprofessional environment. The program targets first generation college prospects, financially disadvantaged, underrepresented minority students, and students with an interest in practicing in rural areas.
One soon-to-be Campbell alumni, Emilie Pinto, participated in HPREP in 2014 and then came back as a mentor in 2016. With an undergraduate degree from Clemson University, she was recently awarded Campbell Medicine’s Student DO of the Year and looks forward to graduating this May.
“At the end of my time at Clemson, I was not sure where I wanted to take my career. One of my advisors sent me an email my senior year about Campbell’s HPREP and I felt like through that program I would find the guidance that I needed to find the right healthcare career path for me. HPREP was truly an incredible experience that introduced me to various healthcare fields, taught me what individuals thrive in each field, and showed me what it takes to embark on each path. It helped me realize that osteopathic medicine was everything I was looking for. Campbell is a place where you will be challenged and grow into the best provider you can be, all with an amazing family-like support system that always has your back.”
Since its inception more than 700 students have participated in the program and more than 300 of those students have matriculated into graduate or professional programs, with the majority becoming Campbell alumni.
“Raising money for scholarships while playing golf is a great way to spend a Friday afternoon,” said Loo. The Golf Classic will be Friday, April 5 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Keith Hills Golf Club. Everyone is invited to register to play. Lunch, snacks and supper are provided. There will also be a silent auction and door prizes.
“This is our big fundraiser to support students through scholarships. We work hard to make it a fun day of golf and fellowship. Come and join us!”