By: Aljhon Apo
As an explorative class, we were very fortunate to be able to visit Lakeland College's Open House located in Vermillion and learn different fields that were showcased there. During the morning, me (Aljhon) and the other students were given "ROWDY" cards that had tasks in them to do and once done, that section would be stamped. They were like BINGO cards, but named "ROWDY". After you have received at least 5 stamps, you were allowed to redeem a free bag with gloves in them. Me and my other friends walked around the campus and checked the different fields that were open. We eventually split up to check different fields that we had interest in. Some of my friends were interested in welding and trades, while other friends of mine were interested in rodeo, cattle, etc. When lunch came by, we ate some food and went on a tour around the campus. The first tour was about firefighters and what they do, practice and work on. I found it very interesting that firefighters have the strength to be able to carry an SBCA kit, hoses and dummies that can go from 50-75 pounds. The next tour that we went on was about the Animal Clinic. There were different labs and rooms for specific areas that they needed to work on such as examining skeletal and organ systems, neutering or spaying pets and a microscope lab to look at bacteria, blood and cells. They showed their student run farm and cattle operations. There were combines, airdrills, an Epoint facility, etc. In the end, I had a lot fun (I'm guessing my friends did as well) learning about different aspects, in all sorts of fields, and information that I hadn't known, and the environment that is at Lakeland College.