Dr. Jane Hopp, associate vice president for partnerships and innovation, has been named by the United Community Center as a recipient of the Friends of the Hispanic Community Award during the organization’s 49th anniversary celebration. The awards recognize individuals who have made immeasurable contributions to the community.
According to the UCC, the partnerships established at the center under Hopp’s guidance will have an impact for years to come.
Carroll’s tradition of educating first-generation and minority students and Hopp’s commitment to local community partnerships have created numerous collaborations with UCC, specifically in health sciences
. Each year Carroll places at least 100 students from physical therapy
, physician assistant
, occupational therapy
and exercise science
disciplines in UCC programs to gain training as they work with clients.
Hopp also worked with Carroll’s pre-college department
to launch the Preparing and Advancing Students for Opportunities in Science (PASOS) program. PASOS creates a pipeline of future healthcare workers by exposing them to nursing
, physical therapy and physician assistant fields at Carroll. This partnership is working to directly address the shortage of bilingual healthcare workers in Wisconsin.