Health Sciences Club

The Health Sciences Club is a student-led group that's interested in the health of the community.  Many members are planning careers in health-related fields and this club also provides opportunities to connect with health professionals Helena.

2020-21 Club Officers

Karissa Dykstra, Emily Steffans - Co-Presidents
Kendyl Pierson - VP
Joy Denigan - Secretary
Emerald Toth - Treasurer

Health Sciences Club Volunteers at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church

February 2021 -- Karissa and I volunteered to help Carolyn Meyer at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church's community garden. It was subzero temperatures, but there is always work to be done in a garden! We plan on helping out more once it gets a little warmer. The garden is essentially split into 2 sections: the first acts as a community garden, and the products of the second half go to the local food bank. There are also a few chickens who lay eggs. The garden is a great way to reach out and help those in the area who may not be able to buy their own fresh produce. Karissa and I helped trim back bushes so that there was a clear walking path around the garden. We also helped mulch.--Emily Steffan



2018-19 Club Officers

Mikaela Robinson - President
Taylor Lapke - VP
Rachel Ladd - Secretary
Hope Welhaven - Treasurer

Save the Brain

Save the Brain classroomOn January 29, 2019, the Health Sciences Club hosted a Save the Brain training for roughly 45 students interested in volunteering to do baseline concussion screening at local sporting events.  This is the club's 3rd year partnering with Save the Brain, and many of our Carroll students have gotten valuable volunteer experience through this program.

National Public Health Week 2018:

To help celebrate and promote National Public Health Week, April 2-8, 2018, the Health Sciences Club planned a number of activities and events around campus, including information about and samples of healthy snacks.

National Public Health Week 2017:

April 3-9 was National Public Health Week , an annual event promoted by the American Public Health Association.  In order to celebrate and support NPHW, the Health Sciences Club organized several great events, including writing cards to community members in assisted living facilities, hosting a health trivia night, a healthy snack day in the Cube, planting seed starts in the greenhouse, and a health expo.  Great job on helping raising students’ awareness of public and their own health!

National Public Health Week