RPA Students to be Featured in a Commercial for Northwest Community Credit Union

Students in Tamara Bremont’s health class hanging out with “Brad.”

Last week, several RPA students had starring roles in a commercial for Northwest Community Credit Union (NCCU). A cameraman and a representative from NCCU traveled from Eugene to visit with Tamara Bremont’s Community Health students and to film the short commercial based on a grant that Bremont applied for – and received – last year.

Bremont was awarded the NCCU’s Project Community Grant in the amount of $1,373.71. The exact amount to purchase a life-sized, full-body mannequin for use in her health classes. 

Michelle Sunia, Community Engagement Specialist for NCCU, said that Bremont’s application was one of the most unique and creative they have ever received. Due to the grant, Bremont was able to purchase the mannequin, named Brad, last year.

Brad is a special kind of guy, in that he has arms and legs, a distinction not all mannequins in Bremont’s class possess.

“Having a mannequin with arms and legs makes the learning more authentic”, said sophomore Alex Haley “It allows students to position a body just like we would have to in a real situation.”

Bremont added that having a full-body mannequin gives students the opportunity to practice first aid skills such as immobilizing an arm or leg, which could not be practiced on a traditional CPR mannequin. “Brad gives students another option to practice their skills, especially during a time coming out of the pandemic where students may not be as comfortable touching each other in a classroom setting,” she explained.  

The short commercial will be featured on NCCU’s website and used to promote their Project Community Grant and their mission to give back to the community. Students Jotham Bailey, Brenna Farnsworth, Sofia Erickson, Alex Haley, Levi Anderson, Violet Filipowicz, and Robbie Nelson, Kaylee Fisher and Mylie Stokes took part in the filming. 



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