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Alums ‘climb mountain together’ for UCH during pandemic
Alums ‘climb mountain together’ for UCH during pandemic

Jun 15, 2020

Jean Smith, ‘02, became the new administrator of Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, just five weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Ohio.

In his 30 years working in long-term care, Dan Miller, ’90, executive director of Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, has planned for pandemics but never imagined we’d see such a widespread public health crisis.

Alumni respond to pandemic in work, communities
Alumni respond to pandemic in work, communities

Jun 10, 2020

We recently reached out to our alumni to get their perspectives about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their work. Here, we hear from six alumni working in a broad spectrum of fields, about how life has changed over the past few months and how they have responded.

Julia (Lachowski) Palombi, ’16, is a social worker in the emergency department / observation unit at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Alum doctor experiences COVID-19 from both sides
Alum doctor experiences COVID-19 from both sides

Jun 9, 2020

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. David Mallory, ’77, and his family practice colleagues were receiving daily updates about how to manage the situation, steps they should be prepared to take and new protocols if it arrived in the Toledo area, where he has practiced for 33 years.

Little did he know it would become very personal, even frightening – as a frontline healthcare provider and a patient. 

“If someone came in, they’d be asked questions at the door … Have you been in China? Have you been on a cruise ship? We tried to screen them as they showed up,” he explains.

Alumni Council VP encourages new grads
Alumni Council VP encourages new grads

May 18, 2020

Yesterday, the Heidelberg University Class of 2020 should have had their procession down Greenfield Street to Hoernemann Stadium for their graduation ceremony. Families would have celebrated as their loved ones’ names were called in alphabetical order. But this was a different year. COVID-19 guaranteed that.

A day to 'Thank A Giver'
A day to 'Thank A Giver'

Feb 21, 2020

TAG Day -- a day to Thank A Giver. This day consists of the Student Alumni Association “tagging” campus with posts of each building and opportunity made possible by our amazing donors as well as writing postcards to thank those donors. About a month before this day, the members of SAA meet to organize the 8-hour long event. During this process, students sign up for shifts, design a TAG Day T-shirt, discuss and decide on prizes, and most importantly, promote the event to the rest of the campus.

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