Pitt-Titusville and NPRC Share a Little Sweetness This Nurse Appreciation Day

TITUSVILLE, Pa. -- To commemorate National Nurse Day on Wednesday, representatives from the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville and the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College delivered doughnuts to local health care facilities.

Colleen Motter, a Pitt-Titusville admissions counselor, and Juliet Hilburn, NPRC student success specialist, picked up 20 dozen individually wrapped doughnuts from Patty’s Bakery in Titusville and delivered them to health care workers at Titusville Area Hospital, EmergyCare, Titusville ExpressCare, and UPMC Northwest in Seneca.

"Our campus is proud of the many Pitt-Titusville nursing graduates who are now employed at health care facilities in our area,” Motter said. “We wanted to show our appreciation for the work that all health care workers do for our community.”

Motter noted that the team at Patty’s Bakery opened at 4 a.m. to prepare the special order. “They did an amazing job for us,” she said.

In addition to supporting health care professionals, Pitt-Titusville and the NPRC are partners in the new Education and Training hub that will open in August in Titusville. When the hub opens in August, the University of Pittsburgh will offer the associate of science in nursing program, and the NPRC will offer the general education courses for nursing students as well as selections from its associate degree programs based on local needs.

As the hub develops, Pitt also will replicate its world-renowned Manufacturing Assistance Center to offer comprehensive precision machinist training programs. The third hub partner, Manchester Bidwell Corp., will establish a Workforce and Opportunity Center for adults and initially offer clinical and clerical medical assistant programs as well as youth arts programming with an emphasis on ceramics.