“Stroke 101” was the topic of a free public health lecture at Northeast Alabama Community College on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The lecture was presented by NACC nursing alumni Jillian McKenzie, Stroke Program Coordinator at Erlanger Regional Medical Center.
McKenzie spoke on the signs of a stroke and preventative actions that could be taken to lower the risk of a stroke. She emphasized the importance prevention and of identifying a stroke when it is happening with the FAST exam—Face drooping/weak, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911 if any one of these symptoms occur.
McKenzie also talked about her experience at Northeast and shared where her career path had taken her. She can be reached at Erlanger at 423-778-5542 or 423-778-6443, or by email at email@example.com.
“We were so thankful to have Jill back on campus with us,” said Chasley Bellomy, Event Planner at NACC. “I think she saw several familiar faces in the crowd! Planning these Health Lectures is so important to me, and the students, community, faculty and staff have been very supportive of them.”
This was the first health lecture of the spring semester. Students, community members, faculty and staff were in attendance.
For more information about the health lecture series, contact Bellomy at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2248, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured, left to right, is Chasley Bellomy, Event Planning and Alumni Affairs; Tatem Jones, NACC Student; Jillian McKenzie, Stroke Program Coordinator at Erlanger; Dr. David Campbell, President of NACC; Nathan Hall and Milly Reyes, Presidential Hosts/students at NACC.