SHAC's "Take One for Raymond" flu shots are dedicated to the memory of UNM student Raymond Plotkin, who passed away from the H1N1 virus in 2009. Raymond’s parents established the “Take One for Raymond” Initiative and Scholarship Program to encourage everyone to get their seasonal flu shots.
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UNM parents Elaine and Ronnie Plotkin were interviewed by Houston's Eyewitness News 13 regarding the death of their son Raymond Plotkin from H1N1 flu in 2009, as well as the importance of getting your annual flu shot. Please visit the ABC 13 Eyewitness News Website to watch the interview.
UNM SHAC dedicates their annual flu shot clinics in memory of UNM student Raymond Plotkin, who passed away from the H1N1 virus in 2009.
Raymond’s parents established the “Take One for Raymond” Initiative and Scholarship program to encourage everyone to get their seasonal flu shots.
The 6th recipient of the Raymond E. Plotkin Scholarship in the UNM School of Engineering is Tatum Tracy.
She is currently a freshman student in Engineering and a graduate from Valley High School in Sanders, Arizona. Tatum is a General Engineering student, currently taking courses towards a Mechanical Engineering degree and her focus is Aerospace Engineering. She dreams of someday to be able to work with airplanes and their structure. She shares a passion for becoming an engineer similar to her role model, Mary Golda Ross, the first Native American engineer. Tatum is a Native American student and is very proud of being full-blooded Navajo. She wants to give back to her Native American community and become a role model to other Navajo girls. Tatum came to UNM attracted by its research and the fact that she has family attending UNM that offer her a great support system.
Note: Tatum stopped by the "Take One for Raymond" Flu Shot Clinic at the SUB Atrium on October 27, 2015, to have her photo taken in honor of Raymond.
For more info about the "Take One for Raymond" Initiative and Scholarship Program, please see the following:
There are precautions that everyone can take to stay healthy. Good hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of colds, flu, and other communicable diseases.
UNM students with questions or concerns can call UNM Student Health & Counseling at (505) 277-3136.