As part of the New Pathways to Health Initiative, a group of Delta area high school students and their chaperones visited the Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi on June 19, 2014. Organized by the Tri-County Workforce Alliance based in Clarksdale and the Center for Population Studies at the University, the group of approximately 40 students toured campus, met with recruiters, and had lunch. They also visited a classroom in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, making this one of the first student groups to see the newly renovated space on the fifth floor of Lamar Hall. The high school students listened to presentations from college students in “Explorations in Population Health,” a special course offered through the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.
For an overview of this part of the New Pathways to Health Initiative, see the following video created by University Communications (http://youtu.be/zHoybwmR63E).
New Pathways to Health is a collaborative initiative between the Dreyfus Health Foundation of the Rogosin Institute, Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce, Tri-County Workforce Alliance, Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, and the University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation provides partial funding support.