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Southeast College donates medical supplies

April 6, 2020

Despite the closure to the public of all of Southeast College’s six campus locations, there is good work happening in the background. Early last week, Southeast College staff identified a number of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items that are part of the Practical Nursing and Continuing Care Assistant programs at our Weyburn Campus.

Larry Heggs, Director of Strategic Development and Infrastructure, explains, “We have a number of the PPE items that the Saskatchewan Health Authority and our Saskatchewan hospitals are short of. It just makes sense to get these items into the hands of the people that need them most.”

Arrangements are being made to transport the PPE equipment into Regina to the drop off location early this week. Weyburn Campus Manager Cindy Herberholz had this to say about the donation, “When Southeast College originally opened its doors in 1975, we were known as “Community College”. Although we no longer use the Community College branding, we are still a “Community College” whose main objectives are meeting the needs of the community whatever they may be. Today’s COVID 19 crisis affects us all and by donating the supplies we have available at Southeast College, we continue to support and meet the needs of our communities.”

Students in the current Practical Nursing and Continuing Care Assistant programs are in the midst of completing their year. New students in each program are scheduled to start in the fall of 2020 giving the College ample time to secure replacement supplies for the incoming students.

Current information on Southeast College and its programs is available on our website at www.southeastcollege.org. Alternately staff can be reached by calling our toll-free registration line for information at 1-866-999-7372 OPTION 1, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5pm.

Southeast College is proud to be the Trainer of Choice in Southeast Saskatchewan. The College offers innovative and flexible programming that encourages students to learn where they live.

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