September 14, 2015

3M awards stethoscopes to KC nursing students

Five first-year nursing students at Kishwaukee College were the recipients of prestigious Littmann Stethoscopes from the Community Support Group at 3M. Jon Pruitt, from the 3M Community Support Group was on campus on September 9 to award the stethoscopes to the students.

The nursing students who received Littmann stethoscopes are: Suzi Albers, Rochelle; Danika McKenna, DeKalb; JaLee Poore, Kingston; Samantha Scanlan, Kirkland; and Bridget Tewksbury, DeKalb.

The Community Support Group is the local arm of 3M that provides charitable assistance and support. Although the national 3M Corporation provides recognizable support in a variety of ways, including scholarships to Kishwaukee College and other educational institutions across the country, the Community Support Group is designed to be community-specific by volunteering, assisting, and donating in ways that are unique to the local community.

Since 2010, the 3M Community Support Group in DeKalb has been awarding Littman stethoscopes to deserving Kishwaukee College nursing students. The Littmann Stethoscope is manufactured by 3M and is considered the “Cadillac” of stethoscopes.

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Pictured on campus with the stethoscopes are, L to R, Jon Pruitt, 3M Community Support Group; Suzi Albers, Rochelle; JaLee Poore, Kingston; Bridget Tewksbury, DeKalb; Samantha Scanlan, Kirkland; Danika McKenna, DeKalb; and Bette Chilton, Dean of Health & Education at Kishwaukee College.