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Neuroscience & Volunteering by Daniela Del Rosario

By Portage Community | Sep 6, 2023

We’re excited to share an article by Daniela Del Rosario, one of Portage Community’s international students. Read it below!

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Meet Liz, Operations Director for Portage Community

By Portage Community | Jan 31, 2023

If you have interacted with Portage Community this past year, you would have met our staff member who does it all: Liz Ours. Portage Community wants to express gratitude for our Operations Director as she serves students, mentors, and Portage Community’s partners faithfully. Read below to get to know her […]

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Meet Mabel, Clinic Director in the Dominican Republic

By Portage Community | Nov 17, 2022

Mabel Dasneyri Núñez is the new Dominican Republic clinic director for the Portage Community. She brings years of experience to her role and a commitment to healthcare for those in her community. The Portage Community is excited to have her be a part of our mission. Hello, my name is […]

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NCLEX Prep: A Look Inside the Local Program

By Portage Community | Oct 20, 2022

What is the NCLEX? The most extensive test nursing students take is the NCLEX. It’s the required exam for nurses to earn licensure and practice nursing. This test is vital to their careers, as The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) states it is one of the main […]

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Pediatric Nurses Week: Celebrating Natalie Cekovich

By Portage Community | Oct 4, 2022

Natalie Cekovich CRNP-BC, RN, DNP. Natalie is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Newborn Services. She is currently one of Portage Community‘s local program mentors, host of our NCLEX prep sessions, and has been a professor for Portage Learning for the past three years. […]

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5 Food Facts about the Dominican Republic

By Portage Community | Sep 28, 2022

When thinking about the Dominican Republic, what comes to mind? Our international program director, Pamela, gives a glimpse into some of the things that represent Dominicans. (Pamela McFarland) Pamela shares that the Dominican is the most visited country in the Caribbean. Up to 2020, it hosted around 7 million tourists […]

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Benefits of Being a Mentor

By Portage Community | Sep 12, 2022

There are many benefits to receiving mentoring as a student, but what you may not think about are the benefits of mentoring when you are the mentor. Whether you are interested in becoming a life mentor or a medical mentor through Portage Community or if the idea of mentoring in […]

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Bridging the Gap – An Affordable Technology Program for Students

By Portage Community | Aug 22, 2022

Portage Community has partnered with Bridging the Gap to provide low-cost access to the internet and computers for students needing technology for their education.  Students who are associated with Portage Community or Portage Learning have access to this program if they meet the eligibility criteria. If you’re a student and […]

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Medical Clinic Update – August 2022

By Portage Community | Aug 12, 2022

An extension of Portage Community’s International Program is the Partner of Hope Medical Clinic. We desire to eliminate barriers for Dominican students pursuing a degree in medicine. Across the Dominican Republic, many people don’t have access to medical care. This is due to distance from a care facility or a […]

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