From left, Dean's Circle students Deborah Sanders and Elise Fournier, SON instructor Diane Noack and Dean's Circle student Lisa Polley helped collect and distribute more than 100 gift baskets to area seniors in need.
Laure Unkart, department head of volunteer services for the OPC, was overwhelmed by the generosity and number of baskets collected and delivered by the students. “The gift baskets were delivered by Oakland University and local Girl Scout Troops to seniors in need of a little extra holiday cheer,” she said. “Every year the seniors look forward to the baskets and more importantly a visit, as sometimes that may be the only person they see that day.”
A leadership development student organization, the Dean’s Circle offers nursing students an opportunity to learn from nurse leaders, network within the profession and to become active members of their community.
“The members of the Dean’s Circle are ambassadors for the SON, both on campus and in the community,” said Pam Marin, assistant dean and Dean’s Circle facilitator. “They partner with SON faculty and staff by supporting outreach programs and events.”Nursing students are invited by the SON to submit a membership application each winter semester. For more information, students can visit www.oakland.edu/studentnursingorganizations or call the advising office at (248) 370-4083.