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Moving Up, Thanks To PEP
FULFILLING HER WISHES—(.hie Trollinger, Advanced Licensed Practical Nurse on
Carter Suite, looks forward to new challenges as a registered nurse now that she has
completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Even with financial assistance
and emotional support, going back to school requires a “stick to it attitude," she said.
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working a 40-hour week. When I'm
off, I can relax."
When she graduated from Dtirham
Technical Institute in August 1965,
the nurse became one of the first two
LPNs to work in patient care in the
labor and delivery area at Duke. In
1%9 she took additional training
here to become an ALPN. She started
going to NCCU part-time; in 1971.
"Being in school with young
people really keeps you young," said
the 4^-year-old grandmother. "The
reason I'm so late delaying my
education is that I had to raise my
children. Now I'm fulfilling some of
the wishes I had On my own.
Lot of Support
"I had a lot of support from my
children," she said. Her 26-year-old
twins both work in the medical
center. Linda Daniels is an LPN in
the Operating Room, and Lonnie
Trollinger works in the parking lot.
An older daughter works at General
"I've had a lot of help and support
from the RNs on the Floor," she said.
"and my supervisor has been great."
Additional support has come from
the PEP counselors, Sylvia Smith,
who has a master's degree in
guidance and counseling, and Dale
Van Fleet, who has a B.A. degree in
After discussing an employee's
plans and goals> they provide
information about appropriate
health-related programs at the
medical center or at other hospitals
and schools in the area.
If a person is accepted by PEP, the
counselors help with admissions
procedures and coordination of work
schedules. They keep in close touch
with participants and offer
counseling or referral to those who
"Our counselors are the key to the
program's success," said Kenneth P.
Lineberger Jr., PEP director.
Since the program was established
in 1970 to help employees move up
the job ladder through education,
160 PEP participants have graduated
with a degree or certificate, he said.
FOR SALE—Two used gas ranges,
slight repairs needed, best offer. Call
5%-4911, after 5 p.m.
FOR SALE-1976 25' Shasta camper,
fully self-contained, sleeps eight; shower
with tub, full size refrigerator; fair
condition; must sell. Call 493-2306, after
5:30 p.m. or weekends.
FOR SALE—Sears six HP Roto-Tiller,
used very little; $175. Call 477-2933,
anytime, or 286-1757, evenings.
FOR SALE-69 VW Fastback,
automatic, very good condition; $750.
FOR SALE—Oval gate leg table, four
ladder back chairs, Welsh dresser; all
solid oak, English reproduction; $450.
FOR SALE-1967 Chevy station
wagon, runs well, new battery, good
tires, $325. Call 489-9401,6:30-9:30 p.m.
FOR SALE —Sears exercise belt
massage, excellent condition, best
reasonable offer. Call 471-3517, after 6
FOR SALE-1975 Gran Fury
Brougham, white with white interior,
two door, fully equipped, CB radio,
excellent condition; $3,450. Call 383-3259,
after 6:30 p.m.
FOR SALE—1967 Airstream travel
trailer, 26 ft., fully equipped; AC; 1971
Chrysler station wagon with trailer hitch,
available as tow vehicle for trailer if
desired; cartop popup tent and carrier,
can also be used as large luggage rack,
wonderful for vacationing. Call 489-8410.
FOR SALE—Custom-built contour
chair with thermonic heat, electric
vibrator and electric power glide; ideal
for back, arthritis and emphysema. Call
489-9708 after 4 p.m.
FOR SALE—Bedroom suite; double
bed, chest of drawers, dresser, box
springs and mattress; good condition;
will take best offer. C^ 596-4495, after 5
p.m and weekends.
FOR SALE—Housebroken txmitable
desires new owner; Giirrard S/L 95B,
with base, dust cover and Shure M55
cartridge; fully manual operation only;
$35. Call 732-8708.
FOR SALE—Like new white pants
imiform, double knit, 3/4 length sleeve,
size 7, $20; like new white pants, $10,
with two different matching tops, $10
each, double knit, size 7. Call Phyllis at
Med Student Show
Promises To 'Zen' You
A "journey into the little known
worlds of the hospital" is promised
by the producers of the medical
students' annual show, April 23 in
This year the show is called "Zen
and All the Beer You Can Drink."
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for the 8 p.m.
Tickets are on sale outside the
cafeteria during lunchtime and are
available from cast members.
Admission price is $2.50.
Return to College, Be Assertive
"Returning to College" and
"Assertive Behavior for Asserters"
are the topics of two upcoming
continuing education sessions.
An information session for men
and women who want to return to
college — to complete an interrupted
bachelor's degree, to seek admission
to graduate or professional schools or
to advance professionally — will be
held Wednesday, April 13, 11 ajm.-l
Resource materials and outlines of
points to consider will be provided.
Adult students now enrolled in local
programs will join the discussion.
The cost for this session is $10.
A follow up session for individuals
who have learned the technique of
assertive behavior will be held
Saturday, April 16,9 a.m.-l p.m.
This meeting will be oriented
toward those individuals
successfully applying assertive
behavior in their daily lives who
sometimes encounter situations
requiring additional exploration and
Participants may bring two such
situations from their experience for
discussion and analysis, or they-may
attend to clarify further their own
assertive behavior in general.
There is a $15 fee for this seminar.
Further information about either
session is available from the
Department of Continuing
Education, 107 Bivins, 684-6259.
MARKET FOR DENTISTRY
Dr. Joseph Lipscomb, assistant
professor of policy sciences and
economics, will speak on
"Regulation and the Market for
Dentistry" on Tuesday, April 12,
at 3:30 p.m: in Room 224, Social
Lipscomb's talk is part of the
Duke Colloquia on Health Policy
sponsored by the Institute of
Dr. Sabiston To Head Surgical Association
is published weekly for Duke Uni
versity Medical Center employees,
faculty, staff, students and friends by
the medical center's Office of Public
Relations, Joe Sigler, director; David
Williamson,, medical writer; William
Erwin, Comprehensive Cancer Center
medical VN-rifer; Miss Annie Kittrell,
Mrs. Ina Fried
Public Relations Assistant
Dr. David C. Sabiston Jr., James B.
Duke Professor and chairman of the
Department of Surgery, has been
elected president of the American
Surgical Association, the oldest and
most prestigious national society of
surgeons in the United States.
Sabiston's election came at the
organization's annual meeting in
Boca Raton, Fla., on March 25. He is
the 96th president of the group,
succeeding Dr. Claude E. Welch of
the Harvard Medical School and
Massachusetts General Hospital in
The American Surgical
Association, founded in 1878, meets
each year to present and discuss
major scientific advances in surgery.
Almost all of its 350 active members
are affiliated with academic medical
centers in the United States and
Canada, and honorary members are
occasionally chosen from other
"Dr. Sabiston's election brings
tremendous honor not only to
himself, but also to our Department
of Surgery and to Duke University
Medical Center," said Dr. William G.
Aiilyan, vice president for health
A 1947 graduate of Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine,
Sabiston was professor of surgery at
Hopkiris in 1964 when he was
invited to join the faculty at Duke as
chairman of surgery. He is a member
and past officer of numerous
professional organizations and
author or co-author of more than 200
scientific articles in his specialty.
The Onslow County, N.C.; native
is editor of the Davis-Christopher
Textbook of Surgery and co-editor of
Surgery of the Chest, two of the most
widely-read medical texts used in
this country and abroad. Sabiston
has lectured at more than 50
universities throughout the world
and has held visiting professorships
at 37 universities.
Ten other dirrent or retired Duke
surgeons are members of the
American Surgical Association.
DR. DAVID C. SABISTON JR.