Double T Health Service Corps
What is the Double T Health Service Corps about?
The Double T Health Service Corps is an organization on a mission: "To make a difference." The organization is open to all students on the Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campuses, catering to a unique blend of pre-health and current health profession students. Members have the opportunity to engage and network with classmates from both campuses and a variety of health profession majors.
The Double T Health Service Corps takes an active role in improving, shaping and supporting the local West Texas community. Members participate in a variety of events and service projects through the year. These events provide members an opportunity to apply skills they have learned in the classroom to the real world, while honoring their skills in leadership, communication and teamwork. The organization strives to facilitate health education and mentor health career development, while working in a service learning environment.
The Service Leadership Team for the Corps has identified four priority areas for members to develop projects that improve community health:
- Facilitating health education/health promotion,
- Mentoring youth/health career development,
- Addressing health disparities in underserved populations, and
- Improving communities.
Whether you want to get involved with helping a specific community organization or develop a new community project from start to finish, the Double T Health Service Corps is the place to get involved. For more information, email Chris Felton.
Events and Community Organizations With Whom We Work
Double T Health Service Corps Receives Community 2008 - 2009 Award for Volunteer Work
The Double T Health Service Corps was honored in November with the Get Involved Award from the Volunteer Center of Lubbock. The award recognized the organization's outstanding volunteer efforts, involvement in the community and dedication to service.
"It is important for college students to be involved in the community because they are able to bring a freshness to their community service. Community service allows college students to practice some of the things they are learning in class as well as help them to get better at it; like communication skills. Being involved gives them the opportunity to grow; they are able to make a real life connection between what they study and what they envision for their future," explains Sharon Hyde Bass, executive director of the Volunteer Center of Lubbock.
Double T Health Service Corps Awards and Recognition
The hard work and dedicatin of the Double T Health Services Corps has not gone unrecognized. In addition to countless thank you notes, the organization has reveived the folowing awards over the years:
- Organization of the Year (2009-2010): presented by TTU Student Union and Activities Office.
- Outstdanting New Organization of the Year (2008-09): presented by the TTU Student Union and Activities Office.
- Get Involved Award (2008):presented by the Volunteer Center of Lubbock
- Raiders Who Rock (2008): presented by the Center for Campus Life.
Above: Accepting the awards at Arbor Day (back row) Sean Qureshi, Brandi Ventura, Ryan Fleischmann, Damon Sneed, Janelle Drolet (front row) Riesa Welch, Loni Flores, Maxie Davie
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