Posted:October 6, 2017
On Thursday, October 5, Century College students, employees, alumni, and members of the community enjoyed our 50th Anniversary Health Sciences Fair with music, food trucks, a blood drive, blood pressure checks, and free flu shots. Faculty and students from the Health Sciences programs were on-hand with displays, tours, and presentations.
Health Sciences Dean Dr. Beth Hein kicked off the festivities by welcoming the crowd to the College. "Lightning" speakers included Jeannette Romero and Grace Higgins, who discussed Aromatherapy and menthol products awareness, respectively. Attendees also had the option of touring program area classrooms.
Alumni from Century College's Health Sciences programs were treated to a reception, as well as an archival/historical display covering the College's 50 years, including items such as nursing pins, measuring scales, photos, yearbooks, and catalogues.
Keynote speaker and health and wellness expert Danny Buettner discussed the lessons learned from international research done in the Blue Zones areas of the world, where residents live long and healthy lives. Buettner stressed the importance of living with purpose and living in communities as factors in longevity. Additionally, he stated, "Having the will and desire to live to 90 improves your odds."
In addition to the hard work of Century College employees and students, many thanks go to the generosity of our Health Sciences Fair Sponsors:
- Allina Health EMS
- Gunderson & Woodbury Family
- White Bear Rotary STRIVE
- Diana Hill
- Richard & Mary Brainerd
- Ron Anderson & Andrea Quanbeck
- Shavlik Family