LINC Luncheon Featuring Sharon Luke to be Held October 21

May 25, 2010

lukesharonSharon Luke, director of physician assistant studies at Mount Union College, will present “The Healthy People Initiatives” at the second LINC Luncheon for the 2008-2009 academic year to be held Tuesday, October 21 at noon in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Her talk will focus on what the Healthy People 2010 initiative is and why it is important. She will share how well the initiative has worked in progressing the nation to a healthier status as well as what can be done to enact the initiatives within an individual’s lifestyle.

Luke joined the staff at Mount Union in the spring of 2008 to lead the College’s new Physician Assistant Program, the first master’s level program offered at Mount Union in nearly a century. She earned a bachelor of science degree in the natural sciences (biology) from the University of Akron in 1986.  After completing some graduate-level coursework in microbiology and molecular biology at the University of Akron, she earned an associate of applied science degree from the CAAHEP-accredited Physician Assistant Program at Tri-C in 1996 and a master of science degree in health sciences from Cleveland State University in 2006.

The Community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking, and conversation) that began last year was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise from Mount Union’s faculty and staff that exists in Alliance, in light of the College’s exceptional academic reputation.

The sessions are open to the public and will run from noon until 1 p.m. during the third Tuesday of the months of October, November, February, March and April. The cost for the lunch is $9 and will be served in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. A season ticket is available at a reduced cost. Sessions will be chaired by Doug Schwarz vice president of Alliance Ventures and executive director of the Greater Alliance Foundation, with comments and updates from Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of the College and Harry Paidas, vice president for public affairs and marketing.

The November 18 session will feature Angela Smith Alder, associate professor of criminal justice and director of pre-law, who will focus on “How Powerful is the President?”

For further information or to make a reservation contact Diane Thomas, assistant director of public affairs, at (330) 823-6063 or e-mail Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited so call to reserve your spot today.

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