Students Return to Little League to Assist With World Series

Published 08.18.2008

Nursing & Health Sciences
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Howard J. Lamade Stadium provides a scenic backdrop for Nichole P. Knight and George L. Fichter, both of Williamsport, who were among the Pennsylvania College of Technology students helping to provide health care during this year's Little League Baseball World Series.Sixty Pennsylvania College of Technology students have joined other area medical staff to help with the Little League Baseball World Series through Aug. 24.

Students enrolled in the emergency medical services and physician assistant programs at Penn College are volunteering throughout the series. Emergency medical services students are serving alongside paramedics from Susquehanna Regional Emergency Medical Services in order to respond to emergencies among the thousands of fans attending the international event.

Physician assistant students accompanied by licensed physician assistant faculty are posted around-the-clock in the infirmary, inside the Little League complex's International Grove, where teams stay during the series. The students provide urgent care for players, coaches and their hosts. During recent series, Penn College representatives posted in the infirmary have diagnosed cases of chicken pox - for which students made calls to parents worldwide - and measles among Little League players.

For students, the event provides a unique opportunity to participate in community health care during an international event, as well as practical hands-on experience.

Volunteering with Susquehanna Regional Emergency Medical Services paramedics are students Christopher A. Heiss, Orangeville; Rudolph J. Downie, Williamsport; Patrick W. Herr, Williamsport; and Adam C. Beschle, Bethel, Conn., all enrolled in the emergency medical services major; and Cheryl L. Tompkins, South Williamsport, enrolled in the paramedic technician major.

Participating physician assistant students are: Amanda L. Ault, Milan; Nathan D. Badman, Hummels Wharf; Danielle M. Bennett, Laceyville; Stacy L. Bollinger, Mount Pleasant Mills; James A. Cady, Pleasant Gap; Kristi R. California, Warren; Nathan P. Carr, Rome; Kelly L. Cope, Berwick; Emily J. Coulter, Hershey; Terry E. Cropf, Danville; Jagat C. Daliya, Lake Hiawatha, N.J.; Melissa N. Dobson, Elysburg; Nicole D. Doran, Pittsburgh; Sarah E. Droddy, Lincoln, Del.; Sarah E. Eccker, Ulster; Scott L. Everhart, Shamokin Dam; George L. Fichter, Williamsport; Kellie E. Flock, Middleburg; Douglas P. Ganassi, Elizabeth; Sarah R. Gargus, McClure; Sylvia A. Graczyk, Allentown; Julianne C. Grega, Weatherly; Kayla N. Heimbach, Danville; Katie L. Hockenberry, Philipsburg; Nicole P. Knight, Williamsport; Christine R. Koernig, Roaring Branch; David J. Krohn, Wellsboro; and Larissa D. Kryder, Jersey Shore.

Also: Calton C. Law, Williamsport; Stacy M. Lockcuff, Watsontown; Stacy A. Masteller, New Albany; Alex V. Mezentsev, Williamsport; Michael E. Michaud, Williamsport; Helen Miller, Avis; Justin R. Mize, Williamsport; Claire E. Most, Trout Run; Katherine P. Ordonez-Fall, Williamsport; Melissa A. Pandolfi, Williamsport; Daniel J. Parks, Cogan Station; Nisha L. Patel, Somerset; Anthony J. Quindardo, Meadville; Dana L. Richardson, Danville; Alexander S. Roy IV, Montoursville; Hannah L. Settle, Lewistown; Ankit H. Shah, Edison, N.J.; Timothy D. Sharpe, Williamsport; Megan M. Shellenberger, Bloomsburg; Morgan L. Snyder, Williamsport; Angela M. Strohl, Palmerton; Jeremy R. Tipton, Lewistown; Steven R. Uhl, Danville; Emily E. Wascher, Trout Run; Jennifer L. Wetzel, Lewisburg; Kayleigh A. Wolfe, Northumberland; and Kimberly M. Wood, Williamsport.

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