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QUEST Visits AASU


On Wednesday, October 28, 2009, QUEST students from Beach High's Medical Services Small Learning Community toured programs in Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Health Professions. Quality Education through Student Tours (QUEST) is a new program and one approach the Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education (CTAE) division utilizes to deliver opportunities for career exploration to the students of Chatham County Public Schools. The purpose of QUEST is to provide opportunities through industry and college tours for sophomore students to explore career options. In addition, the program assists students in making knowledgeable academic and career decisions about their future.

The tour began with an introduction and orientation by Corine Ackerson-Jones, Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention for the College of Health Professions. Additionally, Brian Dawsey, Enrollment Counselor, provided students with general admissions information. Students then toured the Dental Hygiene and Communication Sciences and Disorders clinics located at the Savannah Mall. After loading the bus, students were ushered to the university's main campus where they toured and participated in hands-on activities of the physical therapy, respiratory therapy, medical technology, nursing, and radiologic sciences programs. After the tour, the Assistant Dean for the College of Health Professions, Dr. Donna Brooks, welcomed the students. Mrs. Ackerson-Jones concluded with a wrap up session on health occupations and college expectations.