Shown from left are Dr. Sal Passanese, chair of Niagara County Community College's Life Sciences Division, Bonnie Gifford, chairwoman of the board of trustees, Gemma Fournier, Surgical Lab Program coordinator, and Luba Chliwniak, vice president for academic affairs at a ribbon-cutting for the new lab.
The Niagara County Community College Life Sciences Division
unveiled its new surgical technology lab at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Oct.
13 in the Science Building on the Sanborn campus.
The lab underwent a $95,000 transformation with funds obtained
through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act.
"This newly renovated facility will give our students hands-on
experience with state-of-the-art equipment and will help the students feel as
if they are in an actual surgical environment. This will help prepare the
students to enter clinical facilities," Gemma Fournier, NCCC surgical
technology program coordinator said.
The lab is equipped with two operating room bed set ups, six scrub
sinks, two functioning OR lights mounted to the ceiling, and a SMART classroom.