According to Midlands Technical College representatives, the institution has made five “significant donations” to Prisma Health, S.C. DHEC, Lexington Medical Center, Lexington Extended Care and the Heritage at Lowman in Chapin.
Donations included: 29,500 gloves, 5,000 thermometer covers, 1,150 surgical masks 30+ pairs of goggles, five disposable gowns, two 32 oz. bags of hand sanitizer and two surgical shield masks.
“Many of the nurses and emergency medical professionals working on the front lines of the coronavirus fight are Midlands Technical College graduates,” MTC President Ron Rhames said. "As a leader in health care education and training, it is natural for us to do everything we can to support health care organizations in our communities across the Midlands.”
MTC began alternative and virtual instruction for all students Mar. 23. The institution’s new model will continue through the end of the 2020 spring semester. MTC faculty and staff continue to remain engaged as operations continue.
Though her learning experience has shifted drastically, MTC nursing student Emily Brigman has learned to adjust to virtual learning. “Going from face-to-face instruction to completely online schooling has been quite the learning experience. I was uncertain how well it would work in the beginning, but I will say that I have enjoyed the change,” said Brigman.
She noted that virtual learning has given her a lot of freedom, and also a chance to do things at her own pace, which has been "really cool," according to Brigman. She also expressed her gratitude to MTC in their donations of necessary supplies.
While Brigman awaits the time she can officially return to campus for hands-on instruction with her classmates and professors, she remained thankful for the efforts and sacrifices of her professors at Midlands Technical College.
Registration for the upcoming summer and fall semesters at MTC can be completed online at midlandstech.edu.