University of Texas at El Paso nursing students, extending their care beyond the medical profession, donated school supplies to Hillside Elementary School.
The Texas Nursing Student Association (TNSA) and Elias Provencio-Vasquez, UTEP Dean of the School of Nursing, collected more than 1,500 school supply items and delivered them to the school on Aug. 19.
“The dean is a Hillside Elementary alum, so it is very wonderful and fortunate for us he wants to help out his community,” principal Cynthia Anderson said.
Nursing student Eileen Boureslan is vice president of the TNSA organization and along with her fellow students helped make the school supply drive possible.
“We put together the school drive so the nursing students could donate the school supplies needed in the community,” Boureslan said. “It’s great to see the kids so enthusiastic and appreciative that we were here.”
The nurses collected notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, backpacks and much more for students.
Pre-K student Raul Diaz will start the new school year on the right foot thanks to the brand new backpack filled with school supplies he received.
“I like the backpack they gave me because it’s really nice,” Raul said.
The nursing students also donated supplies to the Center Against Family Violence and Chaparral Elementary School.
“Anywhere where we can help out in the community, that is where we are involved,” Boureslan said.