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South Students Tour Cadaver Lab

KSAL Staff - April 1, 2016 11:53 am

Students from Salina South High School visited Cloud County Community College to tour the cadaver lab and biology department. Students pictured are, back row, left to right: Teryn Holloway, Mikayla Kesley, Kennedi Ratcliff, Regan Weatherd, Water Fan, and Andrew Singharcy. Middle row, left to right: Keaton Kinion, Gabriel Phillips, Ashley Humphrey, Jessica Coleman, Diana Lara, and Instructor Lori Train. Front row, left to right: Monica Garcia, Tyrionna Lowe, Katy Stoeber, Selena Harris, Allison Nashwick, and Allysa Delmar. PHOTO COURTESY CLOUD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Students from Salina South High School recently toured the cadaver lab and biology department at Cloud County Community College.

The college offers these cadaver visits as a way to get high school students more interested in studying biology and other sciences at the college level. The students get the opportunity to meet and interact with college faculty and current Cloud students.

“I believe the visiting students have an opportunity to explore some of the experiences they can have at Cloud, such as being involved in studying the human body with the cadavers,” said Cloud Science instructor Josh Urban. “Very few institutions nationwide offer opportunities like these for freshmen and sophomores at the undergraduate level.”

Cloud is one of only two community colleges in Kansas to have a cadaver lab, offer a human dissection course, and utilize the cadavers in the human anatomy course. Each year, 250 to 300 high school students tour the lab and listen to a presentation from Urban. Tours can be arranged by contacting the science department or Urban at jrurban@cloud.edu.

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