School of Allied Health Professions

We’re almost there…

Thank you to those SAHP faculty and staff who have already participated in this year’s United Way campaign. As of yesterday morning, the SAHP was leading the way on campus with 89% participation, and that’s awesome! We want to be even awesomer, however, by hitting 100% participation again for the third year in a row.

“Going for a 3-peat!” said Geri Finn, SAHP campaign representative. “Only three of our people still need to submit their response.” (Way to rally the troops, Geri!)

Remember that a “no-pledge” option is available online for employees who choose not to donate. If you’re unable to contribute, you’re still encouraged to access the website and submit the “no donation” response to be eligible for the prize drawings.

To participate in supporting the United Way:

  • Click on this link. (The link will take you to UNMC eServ page.)
  • Enter your UNMC username and password.
  • Click on the United Way link and participate today!
  • New this year: Credit card donations are accepted!

Publication for RSTE: Jones and Stevens

Congratulations to Tammy Jones, MPA, RT(R)(M), and Kristy Stevens, R.T.(R)(T), on the publication of their article in Radiologic Technology, “Dense Breast Notification: Anatomy, Imaging, and Patient Awareness,” vol 86:1, p17-22. Tammy is our program director in Radiography, CVIT, and CT, and Kristy is a student in our Radiation Therapy program.

Well done!

Pat O’Neil shoots a Hole-in-One!

Pat O'Neil hole-in-oneAn amateur golfer’s chance of an ace is 12,500 to 1. An ace is when a player hits the ball directly from the tee into the hole with one stroke. Also called a hole-in-one.

You can read more stats like that and be discouraged, or you can ask Pat O’Neil, our SAHP director of finance and administration, exactly how it feels to shoot a hole-in-one. She did it! With witnesses!

“It was VERY exciting!” she said.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, Pat was golfing with her husband (and not that well, by her account) at the LaVista Falls golf course, when she stepped to the fourth hole, a par three for 81 yards. She took a half swing with her eight iron. The ball soared 80 yards, landed on the green, rolled neatly to the hole, teetered, then fell in. She almost fell over.

Another gentleman who had played past them saw the (w)hole thing. He went straight to the clubhouse to fill out a witness report, so it’s on the books.

I asked her if she saved the ball as a trophy.

“Never occurred to me to save that ball – pretty sure I put it in the lake on the next hole! I did save the club, however!”

Congratulations, Pat!

Pat's Ace!
Pat’s Ace!