University of Holy Cross

UHC Accolades - Week of 10/14/2019

As a campus community, UHC has much to celebrate! Below are a few highlights.

This year’s Louisiana Association of Student Nurses Convention was hosted in Lafayette, Louisiana at the Cajun Dome Convention Center from October 3-5. There were a total of 26 UHC nursing students who attended the convention including sophomores, juniors, and seniors. There were many sessions attended by the students including Hurst review, ICU nursing, travel nursing, PICU, Delegates meetings, Naloxone training, and many other great topics and events. During the Delegate meetings, the students learned how decisions were made for the future of nursing and how important it is to have a specific person controlling those debates.

At the Awards Ceremony on the last day of the convention, the UHC Nursing Program was recognize in many ways. Kristen Perez, senior nursing student, won the Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarship. The UHC nursing program won an award for the Best Scrapbook Cover. The party also had a raffle drawing and the three UHC winners were senior nursing students KaitLynne Toups, Skylar Gonzales, and Chelsey Mercier. Each student who participated represented the UHC Nursing Program with a great deal of professionalism and truly enjoyed their experiences.

Give UHC Day 2019 and UHC Pride Day was held on Wednesday, October 16th! Thank you to all who supported the University of Holy Cross through donating or wearing their UHC apparel.

Dr. Solis, Brandy Ortego, Dr. Prechter, and Dr. Johnson recently attended the 2019 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Fall Self-Study Forum. The Self-Study Forum provided preparation for the scheduled UHC spring 2021 ACEN site visit.

Over 50 students attended the Mentor Lunch on Wednesday, October 16th! Freshmen mentees met with upperclassmen mentors to assist with university success. Thank you to our mentors for demonstrating our mission with compassionate service!


Saturday, October 19th: FALL FEST & TRUNK-OR-TREAT
11AM-3PM, front of campus
Food, games, costume contest, music, craft vendors, & more! Open to the public. Bring cash!

Saturday, October 19th: ANNUAL HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
11AM-3PM, Moreau Center
Blood drive, vaccines, health screenings, prizes, & more! Open to the public.

Wednesday, October 30th: BOO DAT
11AM-2PM, Student Lounge
Decorate your own sugar skull for free!

Saturday, November 16th: UHC 2019 PREVIEW DAY
Spread the word to prospective students! Spend a day at UHC and start your future.

Sunday, November 17th: 1ST ANNUAL WHO DAT WATCH PARTY
Beginning at 10AM, Moreau Center
Presented by UHC Residence Life! Come for football, food, and fun. Free to attend, plus $1,300 in raffle prizes!

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