Student Nurses Association Trunk-or-Treat

AUHS Student Nurses AssociationBy Jessica Lara, SNA President 2017

On Monday, October 30, 2017, the Student Nurses Association (SNA) at the American University of Health Sciences held our first “Trunk or Treat” Event. The event was held between the hours of 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM at the university parking lot located on Walnut and Hill.

The idea for “Trunk-or-Treat” had been suggested last Fall by our former SNA President, Breeanne Rodriguez. With the help and support from the University’s administration, faculty and student body, the AUHS SNA was able to launch the event this year, and it was successful!

About “Trunk-Or-Treat”
“Trunk-or-Treat” itself is a fun little spin on the Halloween tradition, “trick- or-treat.” In this case, trick-or-
treating is done from car to car rather than from house to house.

Given that this was the first year SNA held this event, the SNA Board of Directors (BOD) and Cohort Representatives agreed that for this run, the cars used would be our own. The decorations used were bought by each participant with some donated by Kristen Soegeng.

To have more student involvement we invited the students of each cohort to participate in a contest that consisted of donating treats (i.e., candy, fruit snacks, cookies, etc.) and car decorations.

 

Student Nurses Association (SNA)

Left to Right: Top: Manuel de la Cruz (19), Regidor del Rosario (19), Sandrine Azisi (22), Inell Adams (18),
Mary Fuentes (18), Gabriel Cuevas (21), Stephanie Henzon (22), Patrick Flores
Bottom: Jessica Lara (19) Quione Rodriguez (19) Robyn Campos (19)

SNA Cohort Reps are made up of 12 students, and at least one of them were to represent their cohort for the car decoration contest. The donations from both the students and university staff came out to a total of about 75 bags/boxes of prepackaged goodies. The winners of the treat donation contest have yet to be determined.

Winner – Gabriel Cuevas

Winner – Gabriel Cuevas

The car decorating contest was won by student and SNA BOD member Gabriel Cuevas from Cohort 21. His car was voted most creative. We extended the invitation to Signal Hill Community members as well as to the children of the local schools surrounding AUHS. We distributed flyers during the AUHS Health Fair that was held on October 28, 2017, as well as on the day of as students got out of class.

We were very happy with our turnout, and it seems that the community was delighted and thankful for our little project.

SNA Cohort Reps are made up of 12 students, and at least one of them were to represent their cohort for the car decoration contest. The donations from both the students and university staff came out to a total of about 75 bags/boxes of prepackaged goodies. The winners of the treat donation contest have yet to be determined. The Car decorating contest was won by student and SNA BOD member Gabriel Cuevas from Cohort 21. His car was voted most creative.

We extended the invitation to Signal Hill Community members as well as to the children of the local schools surrounding AUHS. We distributed flyers during the AUHS Health Fair that was held on October 28, 2017, as well as on the day of as students got out of class. We were very happy with our turnout, and it seems that the community was delighted and thankful for our little project.

AUHS Administration will continue to support SNA on its mission to help and spread goodwill not only for the students but the community as well.

Thank You

ADMINISTRATION AND FACULTY

Cynthia Chambers, Venus Cruz, Tracy Beltran Flores, Carlet Lacno, Maria Maloles, Jeanetta Mastron, Alma Pineda, and Kristen Soegeng

STUDENTS

Cohort 18
Paula Nguyen

Cohort 19
Ana Adriano, Evelyn Allen, Romina Almeida, Robyn Campos, Jane Castillo, Andrew Chapman, Eunice Paypa Cequina, Christine Cho, Paolo de Guzman, Thuy-Vy Phan, Maria Sandoval, Samantha Sarroca, Kelly Seu, Khunvanary Vong

Cohort 20
Stephanie Wagas

Cohort 21
Amanda Cataudella, Charina DeLosSantos, Jeimy Fernandez, Hesamedine Gharavi, Peter Go, Jin Kim,Seowon Lim, Yvonne Liares, Jemma Manlulu, Neisha Mantes, Jessica Osorio, Jasmine Renteria, Crizelle Tan, Xin Xhang

Cohort 22
Gerlie Albano, Patrick Flores, April Ganacias, Stephanie Henzon, Aja Labasan, Nikki Ton

SNA BOD & REPS
Inell Adams, Sandrine Azisi, Mika Carillo, Gabriel Cuevas, Manuel de la Cruz, Mary Fuentes, Alondra Lizardi, Quione Rodriguez, Regidor del Rosario

 

Your time and generosity helped make “Trunk or Treat” a success!