$152,236 From The
Oregon Higher Education
Chemeketa Community College has
been awarded a $152,236 grant from the
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating
Council (HECC) to increase the number of
women and under-represented students
of color earning a degree or certificate in
a STEM field. STEM stands for science,
technology, engineering and mathematics.
Increasing the quantity and quality of professionals
in STEM fields is an important
national and regional priority.
The target audience for the grant activity
will be new or admitted students who are
female or students of color intending to
enroll in a computer science, engineering
or high-tech manufacturing program at
Chemeketa. Enrollment in those programs
does not reflect the college as a whole.
9% of Chemeketa students in those fields
are women and 22% are minorities. Total
full-time enrollment at Chemeketa in fall
of 2015 was 53.8% female and 34.6% ethnic
or racial minorities.
Grant funded activities are expected to
1. One-on-one advising and mentoring
2. Strategic tutoring
3. Opportunities for presentations and
4. Career planning
5. Consistent tracking of student progress
to allow for early intervention
The grant will also fund a two-day STEM
event to recruit new students. The event
will provide a platform for current students
to partner with faculty in presentations
and workshops for potential students.
Participants will work in a robotics
lab where they will build a functioning
robot, create a 3-D print and explore how
to develop their own smartphone application.
The date of the event has not yet been
For more than 40 years, Chemeketa
Community College has committed itself
to offering opportunities for students to
explore, learn, and succeed through quality
educational experiences and workforce
training. As the second multi-campus district
in Oregon, Chemeketa serves over
30,000 students annually at its Salem and
Yamhill Valley campuses, as well as community
locations at Brooks, Eola, Winema,
Dallas, Woodburn, and the Chemeketa
Center for Business and Industry (CCBI).
Chemeketa Community College is an
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
and educational institution.
Dr. Amanda Day
Dr. Amanda Day
Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry welcomes Amanda E. Day DDS as a new associate. Day
attended Duke University, majoring in English
with every intention of becoming a high
school teacher. However, after three years
teaching in rural Japan, she returned to the
United States with a
dream of starting a
career in dentistry.
“During my time
in Japan, I saw children
who had extreme
and it was the first
time I ever realized
that these needs
exist. That’s when
I began thinking
about dentistry as a
career. It turns out,
American kids have
just as many dental
disease is the most
disease of children
Upon return to
America, Day graduated
at the top of
her dental school
class from the University
She then went
on to complete a
in Oral Sciences at
University of Illinois-
to various organizations
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
and the American Dental Association. She
also is a diplomate on the American Board of
Day hopes to use her prior experience
working with children to make the dentist
a more inviting, fun place for kids in Salem.
Says Day, “One of my favorite things is
to work with kids who are initially afraid of
the dentist and then overcome those fears to
turn into happy dental patients.”
Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry (SPD) specializes
in comprehensive dental care for
patients ages 0-14. SPD provides a variety
of procedures and treatments including
checkups, exams; tooth-colored fillings and
crowns; dental sealants; air abrasion; laser
dentistry; laser frenectomy/tongue tie release;
general anesthesia and oral conscious
sedation; nitrous oxide; and thumb-sucking
treatments. Additionally, SPD is certified in
pediatric advanced life support (PALS). The
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
recommends that children be seen by a dentist
by the age of one or within six months
after his or her first tooth comes in.
Cancer Survivors Day
Salem Cancer Institute Invites
Public To Celebrate
Salem Cancer Institute invites you to join
the celebration on June 8 for National Cancer
Survivors Day. The cancer institute will
host festivities and offer inspiration to honor
cancer survivors and those who support
"What a great opportunity to bring the
community together to celebrate cancer survivors
and remember loved ones," says Andi
Petrone, the institute's business administrator.
"The day will promote wellness and
quality of life beyond cancer through various
activities incorporating movement, nutrition
and stress relief."
The special day includes wellness classes in
Building C on the Salem Health campus, 875
Oak St. SE, unless otherwise noted. To register,
call 503-814-CHEC (2432) or visit www.
9:45 to 10:15 a.m. DRUMMING FOR
* Experience music as a coping technique
to reduce stress, lift mood, and be an outlet
for creative expression with Melissa Potts,
board-certified music therapist.
10:30 to 11 a.m. MOVE 'N' GROOVE FOR
* Have fun and get moving with easy to follow
dance steps that anyone can do with Mai
Dotran, RN, BSN, licensed Zumba instructor.
11:15 to 11:45 a.m. LAUGHTER IS THE
* Come explore ways humor and laughter
can improve quality of life and help with
stress management with Wayne Halle, MSW,
LCSW, oncology certified social worker.
1 to 1:45 p.m. EATING WELL COOKING
* Join us at the Wellness Kitchen (Building
D, 939 Oak St. SE) as our registered dietitian,
Andrea Hamilton, MS, prepares healthy
recipes, shares samples, and discusses eating
2 to 2:30 p.m. YOGA
* Relax with gentle yoga for any skill level
with Ivan Fernandez, yoga instructor.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* SURVIVOR ART SHOWCASE: A dozen
featured artists will share their favorite
works from displays over the past two years.
* Information, refreshments and prizes.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Wellness booths, creative arts activities,
complimentary makeovers, and massages
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
* Live music and smoothie samples (Courtyard).
Salem Cancer Institute saw 2,053 new cancer
patients in 2015. The National Cancer
Survivors Day Foundation says nearly 14.5
million people nationwide are living with
and beyond cancer -- and there are more
than 32 million survivors worldwide.
Salem Health -- an OHSU Partner -- offers
exceptional care to people in and around
Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. It is comprised
of hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a
medical group of primary and specialty care
providers, plus other affiliated services. For
the second consecutive year, the hospital in
Salem received the prestigious 2016 Truven
Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals,
placing it among the nation's highest performing
Visit at www.salemhealth.
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