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SCPS Welcomes De La Salle Intern Fiamteta Aklilu

Fiamteta-AkliluSalmon Creek Plastic Surgery is once again participating this year in the De La Salle North Catholic High School corporate internship program in order to provide a real-world working experience for a deserving local student. Joining us this year is sophomore Fiamteta Aklilu (or Fi, as she is known to her friends) from Northeast Portland. She has her sights set on medicine as a career, and we are very happy to have her as part of our staff. Please say hello next time you are in the office!

I would like to share a little bit about the school, which does also serve a number of students from the Vancouver area. The following information is from a staff member at the high school.

DLA-NorthDe La Salle is always on the lookout for local businesses who would be interested in participating in the corporate internship program, thereby providing a life-changing opportunity for a dedicated young person. I would be happy to discuss our experience with any interested person.

De La Salle North Catholic High School provides a quality education for motivated college-bound students from north/northeast Portland and Vancouver, many of whom are underserved and would not have an opportunity to receive a similar education elsewhere.

  • Most of their students live in poverty.
  • Students offset the cost of their education by working one day each week in a Corporate Internship at over 80 businesses like Nike, Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery and OnPoint Community Credit Union.
  • The majority of their students are African American, Latino or Asian.

No family is ever turned away for an inability to pay.  Over 85% of our families receive financial aid on our already low tuition of $2,995 – most receiving a full scholarship.

Their student body at the start of the 2014-15 school year of 317 students is racially diverse, underserved, inner-city youth who are willing to work hard for the opportunities the school provides.  While the majority of the students who attend De La Salle North Catholic High School enter two, and sometimes three, academic years behind, 97% of last year’s seniors were accepted to college.

Here is a video to look at to see some of their students.

Take a Class and Save a Life

At Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery, we have always made patient safety our number one priority. Towards that end, the entire staff recently re-certified in CPR.  If you or your loved ones have not done so recently, consider contacting your local Red Cross to sign up for a class. Bring a friend along as well. CPR guidelines have changed quite a bit in the last few years (actually becoming easier in my opinion). Take a class and save a life!

Get to Know SCPS: Dr. Virginia Huang

HuangWe thought you’d like to get to know some of the people you see regularly at Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery and Spa and who make your experience special. Occasionally we will profile them on our blog and in our newsletter.

Role at SCPS: Physician

How long have you been here: 8yrs

What do you like best about working at SCPS: Helping people feel better about themselves.

Favorite book: “The Hobbit”

Favorite movie: “Saving Private Ryan”

What do you like to do when you’re not at work: Travel the world.

What was your first job: Working at a research lab.

Get to Know SCPS: Jenny Isaacson

We thought you’d like to get to know some of the people you see regularly at Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery and Spa and who make your experience special. Occasionally we will profile them on our blog and in our newsletter.

Jenny-IsaacsonRole at SCPS: Front Desk, Payroll, Back-up Patient Care Coordinator

How long have you been here: 3.5 yrs

What do you like best about working at SCPS:  The camaraderie of staff members!  Wonderful team work

Favorite Book:  To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Favorite Movie:  The Blind Side

What do you like to do when you’re not at work: Play tennis, work in the yard, be by the water … anything outdoors!

What was your first job:  Cherry Sorter- In the orchards of Eastern WA

Get to Know SCPS: Eryn Suderman

We thought you’d like to get to know some of the people you see regularly at Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery and Spa and who make your experience special. Occasionally we will profile them on our blog and in our newsletter.

Eryn-SudermanWhat is your role at SCPS: Surgical technician

How long have you been here: Almost a year

Favorite book: The Secret Garden has always been a favorite and I love and have every book by Nicholas Sparks!

Favorite movie: The Secret Garden and Pretty Woman

What do you like to do when you’re not at work: I enjoy being involved at church and spending time with family. And now being a new mom to twins I’m loving my time with my new little family!

What was your first job: Lifeguard and swim instructor. I’ve always loved helping others and always will.

SCPS Participates in Internship Program with De La Salle North Catholic High School

Update: SCPS would like to congratulate T’aira Turner, our student intern from De La Salle North Catholic High School, on her acceptance into the nursing program at Seattle Pacific University!  We are proud to have T’aira as part of our team this year and have no doubt that she will be a wonderful addition to the Seattle Pacific student body!

We are delighted to participate this year for the first time in the Corporate Internship Program with De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland.

DLA-NorthThe school provides a quality education for approximately 330 motivated, college-bound students from north/northeast Portland and Clark County, many of whom are underserved and would not have an opportunity to receive a similar education elsewhere.

  • Most of the students live in poverty.
  • Students offset the cost of their education by working one day each week in a Corporate Internship at over 80 businesses like Nike, and OnPoint Community Credit Union, and now, Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery.
  • The majority of the students are African American, Latino or Asian.

The school year is extended to ensure that the work does not compromise their education.  Students who graduate from De La Salle are not only prepared to succeed in college, they have pertinent work experience which will help them when they enter the workplace.  While the majority of the students who attend De La Salle North Catholic High School enter two, and sometimes three, academic years behind, 100% of last year’s seniors were accepted to college.

Currently, De La Salle North has eight students from Clark County.  All receive financial aid to attend.