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4/17/2009 Linfield faculty lecture to address minority recruitment

McMINNVILLE – A group of Linfield College nursing faculty and administrators will share effective strategies for recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse student population to a college campus.

The talk, “¡Yes We Have: Effective Strategies for Building and Sustaining a Diverse Campus!” will be presented on Wednesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College.

Presenters include Peggy Wros, professor of nursing; Barbara May, professor of nursing; Claudia Garcia, multicultural program director; Gerardo Ochoa, scholarship outreach administrator; and Ismael Meda, administrative assistant.

Linfield has become a leader in recruitment of minority students into nursing. The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing received federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 2004 to recruit and retain a critical mass of culturally diverse baccalaureate nursing students, in particular those of Hispanic/Latino heritage, who would graduate and practice nursing with underrepresented populations and/or in medically underserved areas of Oregon and Southwest Washington. The HRSA project team will share examples from their experience.

            The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield College faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month by a member of the Linfield faculty. For more information, call 503-883-2409.