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NSU Fort Myers Campus Holds Ninth Annual Project SEED Event

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The Nova Southeastern University Fort Myers Campus Physician Assistant (PA) class of 2020 recently planned, organized, and then carried out a very successful Project SEED (Serving Everyone, Embracing Diversity) event. Project SEED is centered on the NSU core values and has become an event for the students, faculty, and staff at the Fort Myers Campus to rally behind. The Fort Myers Campus community overwhelmingly supported this year’s event by generously donating to a clothing drive organized by Project SEED. Forty-five boxes of gently used clothes and shoes were gathered at the campus and then delivered to the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee, FL as a part of Project SEED. This is where the old items from the campus go for resale to support the Early Childhood Education Program, After-School Enrichment Program, and Tutor Corps Program all run by the Guadalupe Center.

This year, the organizers embraced the directive set forth by George L. Hanbury, II, president and CEO, Nova Southeastern University to adopt an Interprofessional Education (IPE) model. The Fort Myers Campus Project SEED students worked together with the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine students at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus to adopt the IPE goal set forth by Hanbury.

The 2019 Fort Myers Campus PA Student Organization continued the best practices of the past, which included gloves and protective glasses donations, blood pressure and glucose testing, nutrition booth, sports equipment donations, children’s activities, dental hygiene, mosquito awareness, HIV screenings, and bike donations. The bike donations have become an important part of the health fair as they are a primary means of transportation for many of the residents of Immokalee.

Another added feature to this year’s event was a computer give-away. Working with the Office of Innovation and Information Technology (OIIT) at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, 13 old NSU computers were reformatted and then distributed through a raffle to the attendees at Project SEED. What is old to NSU is a new beginning for some of the Immokalee residents.