Oikos Faculty and Students Get a Fresh Start at Unitek College Fremont Campus after Tragedy

Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — After the tragic shooting* that killed six students and a receptionist at Oikos University in Oakland, the school is struggling to get its nursing students to resume classes. The nursing students of the small Christian university are scheduled to resume classes shortly but are understandably still shaken from the shocking event. Many are still traumatized by the events of April 2nd and are fearful of returning to the site where they saw their classmates and friends gunned down. To help with the transition of returning to classes, Unitek College has extended an invitation to Oikos University faculty and students to use facilities in its main campus in Fremont.

The classes will be conducted by Oikos University faculty. Unitek College’s executive leadership have extended this help to Oikos in an effort to help the faculty and students move forward with their program, and to try and put the tragic shooting behind them. Nav Bawa, COO, Unitek College said, “The students and faculty at Oikos University are devastated by this tragedy. We want to do everything we can to help them feel safe, and continue on with their education and careers.”

This is not the first time Unitek College has reached out to students of other institutions. Just this past February, Unitek College administrators assisted students who were victimized by the sudden shutdown of the Institute of Medical Education. Unitek College had reached out to IME’s students and provided guidance and training options to students who had lost all other training options.

Oikos’ future is still up in the air, but thanks to partners such as Unitek College, the students can move forward and focus on their future.

About Unitek College Unitek College is a nationally accredited industry leader in providing career training for the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Allied Health fields. Programs offered include Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN Program), Registered Nursing, Bachelors in Nursing, Medical Assisting and Pharmacy Technician. Unitek College’s state of the art healthcare training classrooms and facilities should make for a great fit for Oikos University nursing students to resume their training programs. The college has been offering LVN training and healthcare training in the state of California for over 20 years. To learn more about Unitek College and the programs we offer at each of our campuses, visit http://www.unitekcollege.edu or call 888-735-4355.

News on the Oikos Shooting Tragedy http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Classes-Resume-at-Oikos-148535105.html http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/oikos-university-set-reopen-monday/nMfnd/ http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/christian-college-resuming-classes-1423978.html

*The Associated Press reported after the tragic shooting that killed six students and a receptionist at Oikos University in Oakland, the school is struggling to get its nursing students to resume classes. (Source: http://www.ap.org and http://www.ajc.com, 04/2012.)


Mher Sousanian