EASTERN Events – Strategic Planning Retreat

EASTERN is always working to improve upon and enhance our curriculum, goals, community involvement, and opportunities for our students.

On October 30, 2014, a Strategic Planning Retreat will be held at EASTERN. Approximately 40 stakeholders will participate in this consultant-led review of the findings from the Current Reality study that took place during the 2013 – 2014 school year. The goal for the retreat is to develop 3 – 4 Strategic Goals for the upcoming six years.

Thank you to all staff members, instructors, and community and business partners who have assisted us in this process.

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Alumni Spotlight – Isabella Andre

LindaKalita-EllieAndreEastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2013 Allied Health/Lower Moreland High School graduate, Isabella Andre, is currently at Manor College completing her prerequisites for the Bachelor of Nursing program at Thomas Jefferson University. On September 18 and 19, Isabella took time out of her busy schedule to talk to the new class of Allied Health students about her education and career path since graduating from high school.

Isabella always knew that she wanted to pursue a career in which helping people was the main focus. While in 11th grade, she visited EASTERN’s Allied Health program and decided to enroll for her senior year. Through Allied Health, Isabella had the unique opportunity to shadow healthcare professionals two days a week at Abington Memorial Hospital while still in high school. Isabella excelled in the Allied Health program, achieving straight A status, and began researching nursing schools. She was very impressed with Thomas Jefferson’s program and was thrilled when she was formally accepted for the fall of 2015. She already completed the mandatory Medical Terminology class through EASTERN’s Dual Enrollment program with Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). After high school graduation, she continued to take prerequisites at MCCC, and matriculated to Manor over the summer.

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EASTERN Student Spotlight – Zachary Weglos

ZacharyWeglosEastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Allied Health/Upper Dublin High School senior, Zachary Weglos, is getting a head start on his career in the healthcare field by attending EASTERN.

Last year, as a junior in high school, Zachary enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Combat Medic. Through the Army Reserves, Zachary will be attending Combat Medic Training this upcoming summer, which is an intensive 16 week training program. Through the Combat Medic Training, Zachary will become a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Once he has completed this program, he will continue to pursue his education at Albright College for pre-med or nursing.

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Inside EASTERN – Collection to Support Welders in Haiti

MatthewDonnelly-MatthewMcPhillipEastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Welding Technology/Hatboro-Horsham High School seniors, Matthew McPhillips and Matthew Donnelly, are holding a collection at EASTERN from October 1 – 31, 2014 for used, or even broken, welding eye protection, as well as baseball hats and sunglasses for welders in Haiti. Outside donations can be dropped off at EASTERN’s entrance throughout the month of October.

This past summer, McPhillips and Donnelly accompanied McPhillips’ father to Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), Pennsylvania chapter. VOSH is an organization that provides eye exams, eyeglasses, and eye surgery to those in need in developing nations at no cost during short-term mission trips.

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EASTERN Student Spotlight – Olga Stylianou

OlgaStylaniouEastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Computer Network Administration/Upper Moreland High School junior, Olga Stylianou, is taking the steps toward a successful career working with computers, specifically networking and/or programming, through her Computer Network Administration program at EASTERN.

A native of Cyprus, Olga moved to the United States two years ago. While in Cyprus, Olga took computer classes to master all Microsoft Office products. Upon moving to the United States, she was ready for more advanced classes.

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EASTERN Student Spotlight – Cameron Pulliam

CameronPulliamEastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Office Management/Upper Moreland High School junior, Cameron Pulliam, is taking the first steps toward a career in business with a focus on entrepreneurship and finance by attending EASTERN.

When Cameron was a sophomore, he attended an EASTERN presentation at Upper Moreland High School. He heard about Office Management, EASTERN’s first new program in ten years, and felt as though he needed to further research the program. After visiting the program, learning about the college credits associated with the program, and meeting the instructor, Ms. Erin Derby, he knew this was a good fit for him.

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