WMI: Fun with numbers
Last week, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) hosted its annual staff meeting, complete with lectures, workshops, and a departmental update from WMI Director Melissa Gray.
Each year, Gray reviews the year in a “fun with numbers” format, which we thought would be the most entertaining way for us to relay those details:
645 courses taught in fiscal year 2012, a 2.7-percent increase over fiscal year 2011.
8 percent: The increase of students who took WMI courses this year over last year.
57 students were taught in Portuguese.
107 students were taught in Swedish.
182 students took courses in Spanish.
NOLS awarded 39 individual students $29,835 in scholarship funds to attend Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician courses. An additional 113 students used AmeriCorps funds for their courses. Fifteen students fluent in American Sign Language received Moving Hands scholarships, and five Veterans’ Administration students were supported through enrollment and certification.
41 states hosted WMI courses, and only two states have never hosted a course.
19 countries hosted WMI courses.
The Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus is nearing completion. WMI will start welcoming students into this new facility Nov. 4.
As NOLS steps into a new fiscal year, Gray and leadership throughout the school are excited to support students and staff around the globe.