Jenna Carpenter tells it like this. If the cure for cancer currently rests in the mind of a 12-year-old girl, the odds are we’ll never find it. It’s likely, Carpenter says, that this girl will have heard numerous times in her young life — from pre-K through elementary school — that science, engineering and math are for boys. And by junior high, those “confidence-zapping stereotypes” will have taken their toll. Those determined girls who do stay with it will stand out among the crowd, and that’s not a good thing. They’ll be labeled as brainy or nerdy. They’ll be ridiculed rather than encouraged.
He is one of 40 third-year students from the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lumberton going through rotations — a series of month-long real-life, hands-on learning experiences that make up most of their third and fourth years as med students. It’s the ideal learning environment for a guy like Singh, a 27-year-old “city kid” from Miami who admits he’s not what you’d call a “classroom guy.”
Every June, for a span of about 30 years beginning in 1956, Campbell College and its unimpressive Carter Gymnasium was the center of the basketball universe. The brainchild of Campbell coach Fred McCall, the nation’s first summer camp dedicated to round-ball fundamentals had humble beginnings, attracting about 150 kids in its first year. At its peak, Campbell Basketball School was a three-week adventure that brought in more than 2,000 kids, in addition to the biggest names the sport had to offer.
For decades, Dean Burkot made Campbell College — now University — run like a well-oiled machine. He was a busy man, and the light in his office often burned well into the night, especially around registration and graduation.
On a gorgeous spring day, Leah Hutchens Mitchell and 12-year-old Marshall Baker walked together, talked together, hugged and laughed together … all while surrounded by lush greenery and flowers at a park in Winston-Salem. The perfect day was the perfect scene for the photographer capturing their every moment together. A staged get-together, yes … but those smiles and those hugs? Anything but staged.
Welcome to Day 1 of Campbell University’s new Master of Physician Assistant Practice degree. Thirty-four students make up the charter class of the 28-month program, launched at a time when experts are predicting a shortage of more than 150,000 physicians by 2025. As physician assistants, the students will be trained and licensed to practice medicine … different from a career as a doctor in that they’ll be required to practice under supervision of a physician.
In December, I was fortunate enough to be cast as an extra in the season-finale of “Sleepy Hollow,” which aired Jan. 20, 2014 on Fox. I was thrilled when I learned I’d actually be “doing something” in the part (rather than standing in as background noise) … dressed in 18th Century servants clothing, I served drinks to Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and his father (Victor Garber) in Purgatory.