From left are Shawnee Community College science faculty member Tony Gerard and science division chair Lori Armstrong. Shawnee Community College photo.

Shawnee College donates health care supplies

When interim president Dr. Kathleen Curphy asked faculty if PPE supplies were available to donate to local medical facilities, Shawnee Community College faculty members Lori Armstrong and Tony Gerard wanted to get involved. 

The pair sprang into action, gathering numerous items that had been previously purchased for use in science lab classes at the college.

“We were so pleased to know we were able to contribute to our community,” Curphy said.

“I was delighted when the faculty informed me that we had located supplies to donate. 

“I continue to be overwhelmed by the generous nature of our employees. These folks truly prove their love for our community. I couldn’t be more proud of their efforts during this crisis.”

Items which were collected for donation included masks, gloves and isolation gowns. 

“We gathered every available item we could find on campus to share. When the time comes for our in-person classes to resume, we know we will be able to replenish the supplies we donated, and today was a time to give to those who are helping us all through this crisis,” Armstrong said.

“We wanted to help ensure health care workers were able to continue safely treating patients in our region and do our part to serve,” Gerard added. 

Armstrong and Gerard spent an afternoon delivering items to facilities in the region where a need had been expressed.

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