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Release Date: Oct. 8, 2008ASU Logo

Dedication Ceremony for ASU San Jacinto Clinic Oct. 14

The Angelo State University Department of Nursing will officially dedicate its newly-expanded San Jacinto School Health Clinic and Family Wellness Center Tuesday, Oct. 14, on the campus of San Jacinto Elementary School, 800 Spaulding St.

The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 in the lobby of the new facility and will include remarks from State Rep. Drew Darby, ASU President Joseph Rallo and Dr. Carol Ann Bonds, superintendent of the San Angelo Independent School District (SAISD). Joe Munoz, ASU senior executive assistant to the president, will be the master of ceremonies. Light refreshments will be served.

Others offering remarks will be Linda Ferguson, assistant professor of nursing and project director; Dr. Jane Rider, medical director; Tom Early, president of the San Angelo Health Foundation; and Mary McGann, principal of San Jacinto Elementary School.

Since 1994, the clinic has been providing immunizations, well checks, sports physicals, specialist referrals and sick child care at minimal or no cost to children from birth to age 18. More than 5,000 patients from SAISD and other area schools have been treated at the clinic, which now averages 800-900 patient visits a year. The new Family Wellness Center will provide health education programs for the families that utilize the clinic services and additional clinical education opportunities for ASU and Texas Tech University nursing students.