Even in an especially divisive election year, there's one thing we can all agree on: 2020 was ... interesting. The pandemic, of course, threw us all for a loop, and in this issue you'll read about a few of the many Wingate graduates who made a difference in the fight against Covid-19. There are also features on students doing good in the community while learning, Wingate's first national championship team, a news team helping uncover a scandal, and much more.
Mark Horne used his management experience and community contacts to see Grand View Health through the problematic early days of the pandemic.
As a traveling nurse, Tiffany Sochurek
From his "operational center" (his dining-room table), Kevin Wilson did the research that Durham EMS didn't have time to do during the early days of the pandemic.
Dr. Chris Hewitt's military background and medical knowledge proved invaluable after he was unexpectedly thrust into the role of assistant medical director during the early days of the pandemic.
In his first posting with Samaritan's Purse's Disaster Assistance Response Team, Ben Davis provided solace to New Yorkers afflicted with Covid-19.
Stint in Nicaragua with a Wingate group during the Zika outbreak provided good training for this year's coronavirus pandemic on home soil.