Surgical technology students help Mercy Clinic
by Emanuel County Live | January 28, 2010 12:00 am
During fall quarter, over 50 pairs of prescription eye-wear, sunglasses and reading glasses were collected for Mercy Medical Clinic. Originally intended for foreign missionaries to recycle for patients, the surgical technology students at Southeastern Tech learned that many in the local community had the same needs. The eye-wear was given to Dr. Nancy Stanley, Director of Mercy Medical Clinic, and the Lions Club to recycle for patients that cannot afford eye glasses.
The Surgical Technology Club has been involved with charitable organizations since the beginning of the program in 2004. The students learn that they have the ability to make a difference not only in the operating room but in everyday life,” said Deborah Smith, Surgical Technology Instructor at STC.
“We appreciate the support of the students and faculty of STC and look forward to partnering with them on additional projects to help the needy in our community,” said Dr. Nancy Stanley, Director of Mercy Medical Clinic.
Pictured left to right, back row: Deborah Smith, Instructor; Logan Coursey, student; Randall Love, student; Carmen Suttles, student; Traci Lockwood, student; Winnie Stephenson, student; Kutika Furman, student; Teresa Hunt, Clinical Coordinator; left to right, front row: Katie Coleman, student; Dr. Nancy Stanley, Director, Mercy Medical Clinic; Jackie Snyder, Care Management Nurse, Mercy Medical Clinic; and Vandi Burnsed, student.