Human Services members attend Iowa conference

Illinois Valley Community College’s Human Services Organization members recently attended the spring conference for the Midwest Organization of Human Services in Ankeny, Iowa.

At the conference, sophomore Nicole Doran of Peru presented the group’s collaborative effort “A Journey Toward Empathy: The Life of a Client.”

Faculty advisor Jean Batson-Turner said, “This conference provided excellent professional development opportunities for the students who found the workshops and keynote presentation insightful, engaging and informative.”

Those in attendance at the conference included Erin Montgomery, Wenona; Brittney Shannon, Marseilles; Maggie Stoneking, Utica; Paige Bulak, Peru; Amy Rogowski, La Salle; Nicole Doran, Peru; Mia Porter, Utica; Cortney DeArcos, Peru; Mario Fuentes, Aurora; and Batson-Turner.

IVCC’s chapter of the HSO serves the Illinois Valley as a hands-on resource working to develop partnerships with related human services and social welfare organizations in the community.

For information, contact Batson-Turner at 815- 224-0268.