DCC Donates Medical Equipment to SOVAH Health

Danville Community College (DCC) donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to SOVAH Health – Danville last week as part of the community’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The nation’s shortage of PPE has been at the forefront of many conversations this month,” said DCC President Jackie Gill Powell. “While DCC has suspended in-person class meetings to protect our students, faculty, and staff, we are grateful to have the opportunity to share these vital resources with our local hospital where many of our graduates are on the front lines.”

photo of DCC and SOVAH Health - Danville personnel
Danville Community College nursing faculty and SOVAH Health – Danville nurses join SOVAH Health CEO Alan Larson and DCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Development Shannon Hair for the College’s donation of personal protective equipment for hospital staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, March 23. Pictured, from left, kneeling, are Jennifer Goodman, Ashley Jones, and Tammy Osborne; and, standing, are Mary Lou Dunn, Cathy Barrett, Pamela Cornell, Alan Larson, Shannon Hair, and Lori Owens.

DCC donated a total of 300 masks and 40 boxes of gloves on Tuesday, March 24.

“This donation is a gesture of support from DCC's administration, faculty, and staff in the hope that the masks and gloves will help to protect our valiant health care workers on the front lines of this pandemic,” said DCC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Development and DCC Educational Foundation Executive Director Shannon Hair.

After extending spring break for students into the week of March 16, the decision was made to move the College’s operations off site, and to continue the semester via alternative delivery methods, including online learning, beginning on Monday, March 23.

“We have seen a tremendous amount of success already with the move to online learning,” said DCC Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Debra Holley. “The faculty and staff mobilized practically overnight to prepare not only for moving all classes to an alternative delivery model, but also to begin working from home. I am reminded daily of how grateful I am for the remarkable team we have at DCC.”

Danville Community College is a two-year institution of higher education under the state-wide Virginia Community College System. DCC's service area includes the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Halifax County. Registration for summer and fall courses begins on April 1. For more information about the college’s nearly 100 programs of study, visit www.danville.edu.

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