Weber State University Magazine Fall 2013 : Page 18
WHAT WHAT IF? situation — with my training — I would probably be an incident commander, so what would I do?’ I know how I can help, and I have started planning specific actions.” During the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009, trained WSU nursing students and faculty, including Lowe, Gooder and Dahlkemper, followed specific national disaster protocols to help organize the largest one-day immunization in the state. In conjunction with the WSU Emergency Get a kit. Make a plan. Planning Be informe d. Get involve d. Committee and the Weber-Morgan Health Department, they administered nearly 8,000 flu shots to students and other campus community members. Lowe credits the swift response for preventing an outbreak that could have been much more widespread and deadly. “Weber State has that focus of wanting to make our university and community stronger,” Lowe said. “This is one of the ways we lead out. We want to set the example and encourage everyone to follow CDC recommendations: ‘Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. Get involved.’” EDUCATING THE 21ST-CENTURY communication The Master of Professional Communication program at Weber State University “I could not have applied for the job I have now without being in the master's program. Having this degree has propelled me forward and given me the credentials I need to be successful in my career.” Monica Schwenk Master of Professional Communication ’13 Development Director, Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College professional wsu magazine | Fall 2013 18 To hear more from Monica and others about the MPC program, visit weber .edu/mpc. " "