Lamar State College Orange faculty made headlines on February 3 for their work in fundraising to provide face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
Dr. Ni Song, professor of anatomy and physiology at LSCO and native of Wuhan, has taken the lead in the campaign to provide masks for individuals in her home town.
In an interview with KFDM Channel 6, Dr. Song said that she is "very moved by the kindness of people here, our faculty, our students."
As Song worked to gather N-95 masks, goggles, and protective suits, she found an immediate source of support from the school.
Dr. Thomas Johnson, LSCO President, told KFDM's Angel San Juan that while LSCO may be a small school, the faculty and students have big hearts.
"I am so proud of our campus because we are like a family," Dr. Johnson said in his interview. "I think this is another good example, if one of our family members is hurting we're all hurting and we want to know we can help."
Those interested in donating funds or supplies to the campaign may do so by calling 409.882.3317 or visiting the cashier's office on the third floor of the LSCO Library.