J A N U A R
2 0 0 7
C N R P L U N G E ’ 0 7
Arrival at Brownsville
Back row: Carol Miller RN SN ’07; Valerie Brooks-Campbell
RN SN ’07; Ruth Collura SN ’08; Tiffani Blake SAS ’03, Assistant
Student Development & Programs; Gabrielle
Carrasquillo SN ’08; Angela Hammond RN SN ’07. Front row: Helen
Wolf, Director of Campus Ministry; Bethany
Bellino SN ’07; Blanca Paccha SAS ’08; Nikia Burt SAS ’07; Seema
’07; Melissa Oliveras SN
’08; Tegan Nguyen SAS ’08; Monique Thorn SN ’07;
Marie Serina, Director of Health Services; Silvana Bajana SAS ’85,
Director of Purchasing [Ruth, Gabrielle, Bethany, Blanca, Nikia and
Tegan are all
the truck with supplies: Bethany, Marie, Melissa,
Valerie sorting medications for
the clinic in Matamoros.
Ruth on first day of the
Tegan measuring frame for house.
Nikia and Blanca nailing plywood to frame
Nikia and Melissa nailing plywood to frame.
Seema securing frame around a window – she was the master
with the hammer!
Mixing cement for the floor – Ruth,
Nikia, Bethany, Blanca.
Painting the house:
Nikia, Bethany, Tegan
The finished house – 20 feet by 12 feet; wood frame; tin
roof, storm windows, steel door, cement floor! Living in this house
will be Don
Augustin, his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons: Kevin and
Don Augustin and his daughter-in-law, Adela. On the
last day, we held a prayer service during which we asked God to bless
and the family. We presented his family with a guava plant. The plant
that bears fruit, symbolic of our prayers for the family. [The entire
not present on the last day: the RN’s and two nursing students were
workshop at a birthing center about an hour north of Brownsville].
Marie [seated with BP cup] and Valerie pictured
doing daily blood pressure checks at the Brownsville community center.
Carole [in red t shirt] presenting a workshop on respiratory illnesses
at the Matamoros clinic. Silvana [standing in white t shirt] helped
with translations. Here is Carole presenting at the Brownsville center.
Standing in front of the Ursuline community center are Marie, Angela,
Valerie, Bertha-Ursuline Associate in Brownsville, Silvana, Carole, and
Rosie-Ursuline Associate in Brownsville. Bertha and Rosie assist Sr.
Norma throughout the year at the center with various programs, such as
English language classes, religious instruction for youth, and weekly