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Nov. 7, 2013

Sister Rosemary featured guest at OSU-COM's 25th anniversary event

Sister Rosemary, right, with Luanne Vo, MS-II, during a recent trip to Uganda.
Sister Rosemary, right, with Luanne Vo, MS-II, during a recent trip to Uganda.

OSU-CHS will host Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe for a special event on Thursday, Nov. 21 at noon in Dunlap Auditorium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery becoming part of Oklahoma State University.

The presentation, sponsored by the Student Pros for Africa Club, will focus on Sister Rosemary's work to help women and children affected by the civil war in northern Uganda and South Sudan and the partnership with Pros for Africa. With two schools in place, she invites young women who were abducted and abused by the Lord's Resistance Army to learn the skills needed to provide for their families.

Sister Rosemary's work is supported by Pros for Africa, a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization based in Oklahoma City that encourages professionals to help children in Africa. Earlier this year several students, faculty and staff from OSU-CHS visited one of Sister Rosemary's schools in Uganda during a medical mission trip sponsored by Pros for Africa and DOCARE International.

The event is open to all OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided for a minimum donation of $5 to support Sister Rosemary's work in Uganda.

OSU-CHS is also hosting a thread drive in conjunction with Sister Rosemary's visit. Thread, which will be used by Sister Rosemary's students, can be donated in the student lounge, the Barson Building ground floor and the Forensic Sciences and Biomedical Research Center ground floor.

 

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