Ashland University Nursing Students and Faculty Work at Health Fair

Patti Clayburn, professional instructor in the Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences; and students Emily White, Wesley Kyser and Elexis Shelton work at the 16th annual Minority Health Fair held April 27 at Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center in Mansfield, Ohio.

5/2/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The 16th annual Minority Health Fair was held on April 27 at Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center in Mansfield, Ohio, and Ashland University nursing students and faculty assisted at the event.

Approximately 47 local agencies participated in the event, providing the community with free health screenings and educational resources.  Various health screenings available to the community included blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, breast cancer, vision and hearing.  

The Seventh Day Adventist Church served a nutritious breakfast and lunch at the event and Ashland University College of Nursing faculty and students helped prepare and serve meals as well as clean up after the event. More than 535 meals were served to the community and health fair workers. 

Local agencies also set up educational booths at the center and AU nursing students assisted these agencies by providing important information and resources at the various booths.

“AU nursing students are engaged with our community and participate in a variety of service projects as part of a HRSA grant that was awarded to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences,” said Faye Grund, interim dean of the Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences.     

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###