Shawnee College Donates PPE Items to Facilities
By West Kentucky Star Staff
ULLIN - Shawnee Community College has donated protective gear to local health care facilities throughout the district to help provide for worker safety due to COVID-19 caused shortage.

According to a press release from the college, Interim-President Dr. Kathleen Curphy asked faculty if PPE supplies were available to donate to local medical facilities. Faculty members Lori Armstrong and Tony Gerard began gathering 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. 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." Curfy said.
Items 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 healthcare workers were able to continue safely treating patients in our region and do our part to serve," Gerard said.

Armstrong and Gerard spent the afternoon delivering items to facilities in the region where a need had been expressed. For more information contact 618-634-3200, or visit

Published 03:32 PM, Tuesday Mar. 31, 2020
Updated 03:37 PM, Tuesday Mar. 31, 2020



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