On Saturday May 31st 10 students from Quinnipiac’s Physician Assistant Program participated in “A Day in the Sun”, an interdisciplinary community service event that involved students from Quinnipiac’s Occupational Therapy Program, Social Work Program, and Diagnostic Imaging Program. QU’s Pep Band, Kick Line, and “Boomer” the Bobcat mascot also participated.
The day was spent with both current and previous graduates from the Cheshire High School Transition Program, which is a program that helps young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities transition from high school to the working world. There were also Best Buddies members in attendance. In total there was 20 participants.
The day was filled with a variety of both active and quiet events. The active events included ladder ball, corn hole, bowling, dancing, and tennis. The “quiet” activities included taking pictures with Boomer, making picture frames and buttons, and planting a sunflower. Chartwells provided a delicious lunch for all participants and their families as well as the volunteers. The weather held out for us and overall “A Day in the Sun” was a huge success!
– Jennifer Platt, PA Student, Quinnipiac University
Sam, a current Chsehsire High School Transition Program Student, and Boomer, QU’s Mascot, dancing to the Pep Band and Taking pictures at the photo booth!
Button and picture frame making!
Bobby and Sam. classmates from the Cheshire Transition Program, having some fun in the sun!