Technical school’s commitment to the community shines through
Dover, DE. The Dover campus of the Harris School of Business was proud to participate in this year’s Red Cross blood drive. Held at the campus this April in a bloodmobile from the Blood Bank of Delmarva, the blood drive resulted in over 25 pints of blood donated.
Each year, students, staff, and instructors roll up their sleeves together to donate pints of blood that can save lives. “It’s something that is so simple to do, yet it can have a huge impact on someone’s life,” says Rosetta Derosa, director of education at the Dover campus.
The students at Harris are no strangers to drawing blood. Harris School campuses throughout the Delaware Valley offer medical assistant programs that teach students how to draw a patient’s blood. “Our school’s focus on allied health specialties is a good fit with having a blood drive on our campus,” says Shaun Waller, career services coordinator at the Dover campus. “We want to do what we can to help patients in need.”
In addition to blood drives, the Dover campus participates in a variety of fundraisers and efforts to support medical patients. For the past three years, the campus has taken part in the National Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign. Massage therapy instructor Kim Stockslager coordinates the fundraising effort. “Last year we raised over $6,500, and this year we hope to top that number,” says Stockslager, “We have a very caring student body here at the Dover campus.”
Waller found the National Cancer Society’s program to be especially meaningful, having lost his mother to cancer. “We developed the slogan ‘Fight for a cause, pray for a cure’ in honor of everyone whose lives have been affected by cancer,” he explains.
Harris School of Business has a tradition of providing career-focused education to adults in the fields of allied health and business management. The Dover campus offers a medical assistant program, medical billing courses for health claims specialist training, surgical technologist training, and a massage therapy program.
As one of the region’s accredited business schools, Harris School of Business operates seven campuses in the Delaware Valley. Some of the program offerings at the other campuses include dental assistant training, technology training in the legal and accounting fields, and training programs for those interested in becoming a pharmacy technician or a health technician.
For a complete listing of programs at each campus, or for more information about the Harris School of Business, please call 1-800-510-7920 or visit www.harrisschool.edu.
Shaun Waller, Career Services Coordinator
Harris School of Business
97 Commerce Way, Suite 105
Dover, DE 19904